City approves free wifi in four public housing complexes

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham City councilors voted to approve wireless internet for four public housing communities Tuesday. Councilors voted to match grant money funds to spend $84,000 to install equipment for residents to have internet access.

Benjamin Green, Freedom Manor, Harris Homes and Tom Brown Housing complexes will be involved in the pilot program. Councilor Johnathan Austin says it will benefit those most in need.

"Those of us who are impacted the most by not having wifi and access to tools online are the ones who can least afford it, and are impacted the most by it," said Austin.

His hope is to have wifi for all the public housing complexes around the city.

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