The federal government’s top official for housing said Wednesday that he’s working “feverishly” to get broadband Internet into more Nashville public housing units.
In a talk with students at Stratford High School, HUD Secretary Julián Castro
praised Nashville as one of 27 cities taking part in the first round of the ConnectHome program. The effort provides faster Web connections — and laptops — to low-income students.
“You have to know that you have a whole community here that really believes in you … and that this ConnectHome
initiative is part of giving you the tools to go as far as you possibly can,” Castro said.
Nashville officials have said that a quarter of all its public housing units will get connections thanks to the federal initiative.
See the full conversation below: