(WXYZ) — The city of Detroit is preparing to launch a program aimed at providing internet access to all. Policymakers, community leaders and residents will discuss the program during meetings Wednesday.
Joining us Tuesday on 7 UpFront is Joshua Edmonds, the director of Digital Inclusion for the city of Detroit's Department of Innovation and Technology.
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"We're starting in Hope Village based on the feedback we received from the community that late last year, they had a 45-day internet outage. Obviously, a 45-day outage anywhere is bad, but especially in a Detroit neighborhood. And so, we're starting there and this project entails us running fiber-optic cable to every household that opts in. Fiber-optic cable for those who are watching is currently the fastest internet standard... that we, the city, believe is in line with the... Build Back Better (Plan)," Edmonds said.