New Bronx Gigabit Center

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The Knowledge House (TKH), Andrew Freedman Home, and The Bronx Community Foundation, in partnership with CityBridge, the consortium behind LinkNYC,and New York City DoITT officially launched the Bronx Gigabit Center at the historical Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse (at 168th Street), in the Bronx this past Saturday, June 11, 2022.

The Bronx Gigabit Center is set to provide high-speed Internet, technology innovation and small business development powered by the free LinkNYC public WiFi network. CityBridge and their partners ZenFi Networks and Intersection ZenFi Networks, CityBridge and their partners partnering organizations have plans for the development of additional gigabit centers across New York City, including Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Nick Colvin, CEO of CityBridge told us “At CityBridge we believe that internet access is an essential human right, and our mission is to provide connectivity to all five boroughs of this great city. Understanding how to safely and effectively use that access to connect with jobs, education and other opportunities is just as important. This is why we are so proud to partner with the Andrew Freedman Home and The Knowledge House to provide this Center and support the vital programming they will offer”.

These facilities will provide free public Wi-Fi access via the LinkNYC network, along with digital literacy training, free access to laptops and workstations, and other services to further help bridge the digital divide. The Manhattan Gigabit Center was launched in Harlem in partnership with Silicon Harlem earlier this year.

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