Communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly that are focused on supporting digital equity may be interested in the Apartment Wi-Fi Program from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). Building off a successful pilot program, MAPC received funding from the Mass Broadband Institute for a statewide initiative.
As part of the program’s launch, MAPC is now accepting expressions of interest from public and non-profit affordable housing providers to participate in the Apartment Wi-Fi program.
This program provides funding, project management, and procurement support to fund the construction of Wi-Fi networks which provide residents with equal or superior service than what is available from commercial ISPs, at no cost to residents. Our funding covers all capital costs associated with network design, construction, and equipment, and the first year of ongoing operating expenses.
To start the process, please fill out this interest form: https://forms.gle/kmPKy3h7RPBPmcWH6