Some of New York’s most famous housing projects have been chosen to receive free broadband access to their homes.

Announced Wednesday by President Obama, the decision is apart of the federal government’s ConnectHome program. The program is designed to expand internet access throughout the country through federal partnership with private companies and non-profit organizations.

The five housing projects that have been selected for the program are the Mott Haven projects in the Bronx, the Red Hook East and West Houses in Brooklyn and the Queensbridge North and South Houses in Queens. The Queensbridge Houses will be the first to be connected. Once wired, 16,000 people benefit from the the free Broadband.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio says that he plans to have all New Yorkers to have free broadband by 2025.

– Ballah-moni Kollie- (@Gottadream87)

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