By Hadas Kuznits
CAMDEN, N.J., (CBS) — Local officials are making internet more accessible in Camden.READ MORE: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
Camden Mayor Dana Redd says a new program is addressing the digital divide in Camden.
“So we’re here in Camden, New Jersey at out housing authority with HUD officials, local officials and Comcast to kick off our ‘ConnectHome Convening,’ which is a federal designation program that is designed to expand technology and digital access to our communities of color,” said Mayor Redd.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: Pennsylvania National Guard Activated To Philadelphia As Officials Prepare For Verdict
She says those that don’t have access to computers and the internet miss out on opportunities.
“We were just in another room looking at job seekers and applicants and you know, now, many of those applications are being filed online.”
Redd wants folks to know expanded broadband access is available at the Camden Housing Authority’s Community Supportive Service Center and at local libraries throughout the city.MORE NEWS: Keith Campbell Sentenced Up To 76 Years In Head-On Crash That Killed 3, Including 2 Mummers, In South Philly