Connect the Unconnected is a Cleveland initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, aiming to Provide high-speed broadband connections to multitenant public housing and a homeless shelter in Cleveland, Ohio.
Civic organization Digital C has been working to “Connect the Unconnected” in Cleveland, a city where over 30% of residents have no access to the Internet. In addition to connectivity, recipients are also provided with the opportunity to complete a basic digital literacy training course, teaching the fundamentals of computer and internet use, after which they receive a refurbished computer to utilize at home.
The main challenge was to provide high-speed broadband connections to multi-tenant public housing and a homeless shelter in Cleveland, Ohio. There is no fiber infrastructure to the buildings.