Fiber in the Community

Working with community partners to improve Internet access.

Gigabit Internet for Public Housing

$0/month Gigabit Internet - right at home

We’re working with local partners across Fiber cities to get more families in public housing online with Gigabit Internet for $0/month. Residents at KC’s West Bluff public housing community recently became the first in the country to activate this service. We can’t wait to see what they’ll do with Fiber.

Gigabit Internet for Public Housing

$0/month Gigabit Internet - right at home

We’re working with local partners across Fiber cities to get more families in public housing online with Gigabit Internet for $0/month. Residents at KC’s West Bluff public housing community recently became the first in the country to activate this service. We can’t wait to see what they’ll do with Fiber.

Unlocking the Connection

With the Housing Authority of the City of Austin

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) serves 4,300 Austin residents through public housing. In partnership with their initiative, Unlocking the Connection, each HACA resident will be able to connect to the internet at home for free.

Unlocking the Connection

With the Housing Authority of the City of Austin

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) serves 4,300 Austin residents through public housing. In partnership with their initiative, Unlocking the Connection, each HACA resident will be able to connect to the internet at home for free.

Digital Inclusion Fellowship

With the Nonprofit Technology Network

The Digital Inclusion Fellowship includes our partnership with the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) to help provide community organizations across Fiber cities to create and sustain digital literacy programs.

Digital Inclusion Fellowship

With the Nonprofit Technology Network

The Digital Inclusion Fellowship includes our partnership with the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) to help provide community organizations across Fiber cities to create and sustain digital literacy programs.

Community Leaders Program

The Community Leaders Program is our partnership with local universities in Kansas City, Austin, and Provo designed to help college students drive positive change in their communities. The program gives students tools to help non-profit organizations, small businesses, and underserved Internet populations use technology.

Community Leaders Program

The Community Leaders Program is our partnership with local universities in Kansas City, Austin, and Provo designed to help college students drive positive change in their communities. The program gives students tools to help non-profit organizations, small businesses, and underserved Internet populations use technology.

ConnectHome

With the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The ConnectHome program, in partnership with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Google Fiber, is working to bring $0/month ​Gigabit Internet connectivity to more children and families living in HUD-assisted housing.

ConnectHome

With the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The ConnectHome program, in partnership with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Google Fiber, is working to bring $0/month ​Gigabit Internet connectivity to more children and families living in HUD-assisted housing.

Community Connections

Getting community organizations online

In Kansas City, Austin, and Provo, hundreds of neighborhood institutions are connected to Gigabit Internet to offer the community a place for Internet access.

Community Connections

Getting community organizations online

In Kansas City, Austin, and Provo, hundreds of neighborhood institutions are connected to Gigabit Internet to offer the community a place for Internet access.

Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund

The Digital Inclusion Fund, housed at the Greater Kansas City Community foundation, is the first ever private sector-supported fund for local projects that teach digital literacy skills and help people get online.

Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund

The Digital Inclusion Fund, housed at the Greater Kansas City Community foundation, is the first ever private sector-supported fund for local projects that teach digital literacy skills and help people get online.

Supporting programs and partnerships that focus on community, technology and the Internet.

Create Your World

Kansas City

Create Your World is an interactive learning experience designed to inspire kids with the power of code and the Internet. Kids learn how code and technology are connected to topics that interest them such as music and animation.

Google Fiber/UMKC App Camp

Kansas City

In partnership with the School of Computer Science and Engineering, free app camps are hosted every summer for students entering grades 9-12. In these courses, students learn to build apps for Android on mobile devices Sprint loans to the program.

In the Fiber Space

Kansas City

The Fiber space showcases the people, organizations, and ideas that make Kansas City great. Our KC Fiber space is available to community partners and prioritizes programming that works to bridge the digital divide, STEM education, and community engagement.

Create Your World

Austin

Create Your World is an interactive learning experience designed to inspire kids with the power of code and the Internet. Kids learn how code and technology are connected to topics that interest them such as music and animation.

In the Fiber Space

Austin

The Fiber space showcases the people, organizations, and ideas that make Austin great. Our Fiber space is available to community partners and prioritizes programming that works to bridge the digital divide, STEM education, and community engagement.

Provo City Housing Authority

Provo

In partnership with the Provo City Housing Authority (PCHA), residents can enter a renovated computer lab that allows for routine digital literacy classes and gives residents the opportunity to use devices on-site.

Google Serve 2015

Provo

Our team works to give back and contribute to different areas in the community. In 2015, we partnered with Centro Hispano to renovate their main classroom into a space where local immigrants can learn life skills, English language, and digital literacy basics.

StartFEST Utah

Provo

StartFEST, Utah’s largest grassroots startup festival, hosted a five-day event with us to host local entrepreneurs and learn about successful business. StartFEST brought almost 5,000 people to Provo venues and hosted a $150,000 startup competition.

Questions? We’re here for you.

People across Fiber cities are using the web to do more for their families and the community.

Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner

Executive Director, Kansas City Library

With Cheptoo’s leadership, the Kansas City Public Library is teaching youth how to become creators of technology through their digital media lab. This initiative is supported by the KC Digital Inclusion Fund and Google Fiber.

John Ong

Creator, Penang Hokkien Podcast

John hosts the popular Penang Hokkien podcast, using his home Fiber connection and Google Hangouts to connect with people all over the world and preserve his native language.

Maria Elena Fuentes

Digital Literacy Student, Centro Hispano of Provo

Maria is taking free digital literacy classes offered by Centro Hispano in partnership with Google Fiber. Her experience mirrors many participants being equipped with skills to contribute to the online community.

Sylvia Blanco

Executive VP, Housing Authority of City of Austin

On behalf of the Housing Authority of City of Austin, Sylvia partnered with Fiber to launch - Unlocking the Connection. A program that gives 4,300 low-income housing residents the training and digital literacy skills to compete in the job world.

Steven Dolbeare

Digital Literacy Graduate, Provo Housing Authority

Steven graduated from a digital literacy class offered by the Provo Housing Authority in partnership with Google Fiber. Where many residents had no computer skills, Steven and his cohort are now empowered to do more with the web.

Robin Medina

Teacher, Tech Starters Class in Austin

Robin taught the first Tech Starters class, a digital literacy program offered to residents of the Housing Authority of the City of Austin with Google Fiber. Robin works with residents to learn the web and prepare them for jobs that require digital skills.

Reid Robison

Geneticist and co-founder of Tute Genomics

Reid creates platforms for researchers and clinicians to analyze genetic information to improve healthcare. With Gigabit Internet, he can upload a whole human genome, typically 200 gigabytes, in a fraction of the time it would take on a basic connection.

Evelyn Hammond

Digital Literacy Graduate, Provo Housing Authority

Evelyn graduated from a digital literacy class offered by the Provo Housing Authority in partnership with Google Fiber. She learned web skills that gave her the ability to video chat with family and communicate with friends.

Armando Baladez

Graduate, Tech Starters Class in Austin

Armando is a Housing Authority resident in Austin and recent graduate of Tech Starters, a digital literacy class offered as part of the Unlocking the Connection initiative.

Tracey Christensen

Co-Founder, Now I Can Organization

As a part of Community Connections, Now I Can, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with disabilities reach their greatest potential, has a Google Fiber connection.

Lindsay Bingham

Now I Can Client, Landon’s Mom

Lindsay can watch her son Landon’s progress remotely with Now I Can’s Dropcams and super fast Internet. Now I Can, a non-profit dedicated to helping children with disabilities, has a Google Fiber connection from the Community Connections program.

Colt Henrie

Co-Founder, DevMountain in Provo

Dev Mountain, the coding academy Colt co-founded, used its Google Fiber connection to host trainings with students from all over the world connecting via high quality Internet video. With Fiber, Colt can hold livestream conferences for as many students necessary.

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