Red Hook WIFI is a resilient broadband network that provides free or low-cost Internet access distributed equitably across the Red Hook community. In addition to Internet access, the network provides a platform for local communication, with content tailored to residents’ needs and interests. The network increases community engagement, thereby strengthening the social network of the Red Hook community.
Red Hook WIFI creates economic opportunity by:
- ensuring that Digital Stewards and other Red Hook community members are employed in the installation, maintenance, and promotion of the network.
- serving as a platform to disseminate resources/information related to jobs and educational opportunities to residents.
- providing local businesses with a broadband connection, local marketing opportunities, and the ability to offer resources to a local audience.