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Nargis Rahman

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Detroit is rolling out a $10 million investment plan to provide equal internet access to 2,000 homes in Hope Village. According to a report from Bridge Detroit, it is part of a 10-year plan to build a citywide fiber-optic Internet network. The city hopes to provide affordable Internet access to all Detroiters by 2032 using federal COVID-19 funds. The project will be managed by the city’s Digital Inclusion Department, which must build physical infrastructure to support the project. Officials hope the plan will pave the way for lower monthly rates and high-speed Internet access. Details are expected to be shared at a community meeting on April 20 at Focus HOPE.

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  • Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.

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