FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Plans are in the works to bring more connectivity to a Fort Pierce community.
A nearly $1.2 million project will bring free broadband internet access to a low-income area with hopes of improving thousands of people’s lives.
The City of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce Utility Authority, St. Lucie County, and Allegany Franciscan Ministries teamed up to help the Lincoln Park community become a ‘smart city’.
Upendo Shabazz, Regional Vice President for Allegany Franciscan Ministries, said Lincoln Park residents and business owners would be able to connect to the broadband service for little to no cost.
“For us, this is a win-win for Lincoln Park,” Shabazz said. “When you think about a community like Lincoln Park, this access is going to provide greater opportunity for them to achieve whatever they desire to achieve. Now, they’re on the same playing field as some other communities.”