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Free internet is coming to Brooklyn and Curtis Bay

Posted at 5:28 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 17:28:41-05

BALTIMORE — Free internet is coming to Brooklyn and Curtis Bay.

The United Way of Central Maryland and Rowdy Orbit partnered up to make that free WiFi possible.

The antennas providing that web access were installed with the first going up at the City of Refuge Church.

Rowdy Orbit is the technical muscle behind the project. Their CEO says this project helps get access to those who are often overlooked.

"What we don't talk about, we don't talk about the homeless population, and we don't talk about the people that are squatting that have lived in these communities for years upon years upon years. But just because they don't have a quote on quote 'fixed residence' we don't count them. And so what we do by putting up these WiFi hotspots, is that we'll account for these individuals who are mobile throughout the community just so they can survive."

The United Way says they'll train those living in the area how to fix the antennas in case there's an issue in an effort to keep repair costs low for the project as well.