1. Baker-Polito Administration Launches Programs to Boost Internet Connectivity

    Baker-Polito Administration Launches Programs to Boost Internet Connectivity

    During a visit to Springfield on Jan. 5, Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced new programs to boost internet connectivity statewide, including a subsidy program to assist job seekers in the MassHire system that are facing a technology barrier. In addition, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) at the MassTech Collaborative will expand a wi-fi hotspot program statewide, delivering free, high-speed access points to gateway cities, helping expand internet accessibility in areas hard-hit economically by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    1. The internet is critical to those seeking a new job, and these new programs recognize and aim to help solve connectivity challenges for people looking for work.
    2. For those job seekers interested in getting assistance with their technology barriers, the first step is to get into the MassHire system.
    3. The pandemic has had a profound impact on our economy, but programs like these will help us battle back and put us on the path to recovery.
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