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San Francisco Public Housing Gets Free Wi-Fi

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San Francisco’s Zygmunt Arendt House provides apartments for formerly-homeless seniors. (James Irwin/CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has finished installing free Wi-Fi in its public housing facilities as part of a citywide housing improvement initiative.

Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Housing Authority announced Tuesday that 33 developments are now equipped with wireless broadband.

Newsom says expanded Internet access will create job and educational opportunities and improve quality of life for residents.

The city has committed $95 million to overhauling infrastructure and upgrading services at its most distressed public housing facilities.

San Francisco has more than 6,500 public housing units serving very low-income families, seniors and disabled city residents.

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