Nearly 100 Ramona Gardens households will receive computers and Wi-Fi hotspots as part of a White House program that puts Internet in low-income homes.

President Barack Obama’s ConnectHome Initiative brings Internet access to 27 cities and one tribal nation, reaching over 275,000 residences. Ramona Gardens, a public housing development in Boyle Heights, was chosen to be one of those communities, according to the Housing Authority of Los Angeles (HACLA).

The program pairs households with digital literacy programs and broadband access. The outreach is meant to improve access to health, education, economic and resident resources. HACLA has partnered with Sprint to bring free Internet service to the homes for 4 years.

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Kyle Garcia

Kyle García is a former web editor with Boyle Heights Beat.

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