Ever wonder what Immokalee would be like with high-speed Internet available all across town? According toImmokaleetoday.com, the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA) has just been granted a $24 million high-speed Internet grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant, which is a part of the Obama administration’s stimulus package, will allow interior Florida communities — including Immokalee — high-speed Internet access for educational and personal purposes, among others.
We’re excited about the opportunities that ubiquitous high-speed Internet will bring to Immokalee. The direct impact of the grant will, most likely, not be felt immediately but one thing is a near certainty, this is an exciting step for Immokalee’s jobs, education, and future.