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City of Las Vegas, NS8 wants to bring internet to everyone

Posted: 11:08 AM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 14:08:35-04

The City of Las Vegas is working with NS8 to launch Las Vegas Connected and bring the internet to low-income families.

NS8 is a software company that protects businesses from online fraud.

According to the Census, one in five households in Las Vegas are estimated to be without internet access. In Clark County, more than 40 percent of households with less than $20,000 in annual income did not have an internet subscription.

For as little as $350, one family living in public housing can be equipped with a tablet computer, high-speed Internet and computer training. While the city of Las Vegas has already distributed more than 150 devices to families involved in the ConnectHomeUSA pilot program, it hopes to expand the program to more than 2,000 families by next year, requiring significant private support.

They are asking for donations to the Mayor's Fund.

To date, The Mayor’sFund has received more than $700,000 from the private sector and is on its way to exceeding its first-year goal of $1 million in donations. To learn more about the Mayor’s Fund or make a donation, visit MayorsFundLV.org .