Toronto based non-profit, reBOOT is providing free WiFi access to parts of Parkdale for an entire year. From Sorauren Avenue to Dufferin Street, pedestrians and residences can benefit from free internet access.
Metro News spoke to Executive Director of reBOOT, Frank Rota, about the new initiative and insight into the project. Rota believes that internet access is a utility that should be available to everyone:
“If you’re creating a barrier where only people who can afford luxuries can afford to access that convenience you’re creating a discrepancy that needs to be addressed. It’s not fair.”
The Canadian registered charity safely recycles computer parts and keeps them out of landfills. They also provide organizations and individuals with low cost access to simple tech to “get and stay connected.”
The company hopes the program will catch on and possibly branch out if more organizations begin supporting non-profits that want to provide free WiFi.
(Photo: Eric Parker)