The City of Fort Pierce, Fla., the Fort Pierce Utility Authority, St. Lucie County, and Allegany Franciscan Ministries have all teamed up to help make the Lincoln Park neighborhood a 'smart city.' The group will spend $1.2 million to provide free broadband Internet access to low-income residents through fiber-optic infrastructure. Officials hope the project will improve the lives of individuals who have to rely on smart phones for their Internet needs. Upendo Shabazz, regional vice president for Allegany Franciscan Ministries, says the goal is to have businesses connected by 2021 and fully complete the project by the end of 2022.
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