Kansas City, Mo. digital inclusion nonprofits now have the opportunity to win free blazing-fast Google Fiber.
On Monday, Kansas City Mayor Sly James launched the Google Fiber Community Connections Challenge, which will reward selected local non-profit who seeks to close the digital divide.
The challenge is part of the city of Kansas City’s larger digital equity initiative and is sponsored by Google Fiber.
“Thanks to the commitment of Google Fiber, this Challenge will give our city’s nonprofits the ability to enhance the services they provide to their clients,” James said in a release. “Connecting residents to the possibilities of the internet will open an entirely new world of opportunities, knowledge, and power to our citizens.”
Applicants will be evaluated by a selection committee of city officials and digital inclusion stakeholders. The winner will receive free gigabit-speed internet, courtesy of Google Fiber. Any initiative, within city limits, that fosters digital inclusion in Kansas City is encouraged to apply before the deadline on Aug. 7.
To apply, click here. For more information, the mayor is hosting a question and answer session on July 24 at city hall.