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Mayor Bowser to Kick Off Infrastructure Week by Announcing New Initiative to Bring High-Speed, Low- or No-Cost Internet to DC Residents

Sunday, May 15, 2022

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, May 16, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Chief Technology Officer Lindsey Parker and broadband provider WeLink to kick off Infrastructure Week by announcing a new initiative to bring high-speed, low- or no-cost internet to all DC residents.

Last week, the Biden Administration announced a commitment from 20 internet providers to lower costs and increase speed for millions of American families. This initiative will build on those efforts.

Throughout Infrastructure Week, Mayor Bowser will highlight investments in infrastructure and initiatives focused on building a more connected, resilient, and equitable DC. In March, Mayor Bowser announced the creation of the DC Build Back Better Infrastructure Task Force, which will advise on priority projects to be funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Task Force is made up of experts from District agencies and external partners who will ensure the District’s effectiveness in securing and deploying federal dollars while creating projects that will impact residents across the District and generations of Washingtonians to come.

When:   

Monday, May 16, at 11am 

Who:   

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6
Lindsey Parker, Chief Technology Officer
Brenda Donald, Executive Director, DC Housing Authority
John Paul Farmer, Chief Innovation Officer, WeLink 

Where:   

Potomac Gardens Apartments Courtyard
700 12th Street SE
*Closest Metro Station: Potomac Avenue Metro Station* 
*Closest Bikeshare Station: Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th St SE* 
 

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of the media avail. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.

Social Media:
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser YouTube: https://www.bit.ly/eomvideos