The Miami Foundation and Achieve Miami announced the Miami Connected initiative at a press conference this past Monday. The program will bring two years of free broadband connectivity to more than a 100,000 students in Miami-Dade County.
Florida lawmakers are continuing a years-long effort to improve internet access in rural areas. The issue again caught lawmakers attention last year when schools and businesses were shuttered, forcing people inside and online. The problem: many Floridians had no, or very little access to broadband services needed for them to go to school, apply for unemployment benefits or see their doctors through telehealth.