Detroit Evening Report: April 14, 2022: Detroit plans $10 million investment to provide internet access in Hope Village


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Detroit is rolling out a $10 million investment plan to provide equal internet access in Hope Village for 2,000 homes. It’s part of a 10-year plan to build a citywide fiber optic internet network, according to a report by Bridge Detroit. 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 Department of Digital Inclusion, which requires building physical infrastructure to support the project. Officials hope the plan will create a path 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.

Other headlines for April 14, 2022:

  • CAIR-MI issues advisory for Michigan’s Muslim leaders to ramp up security at mosques, Islamic Centers
  • Rocket Community Fund $1 million aims to help Detroit contractors grow businesses
  • Detroit City Council urges DTE Energy to pause electric shutoffs for Detroiters
  • Detroit Public Schools considers ending vaccination mandate for school employees
  • The Jewish Fund commemorates 25 years of community health with over $70 million in grants


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