Take Home Wi-Fi Devices Coming to Toronto Library
The Toronto Public Library is partnering with Google Canada to offer free portable take-home WiFi devices at six of its branches situated in low-income neighbourhoods across the city.
The goal is to provide internet service to individuals and families who cannot afford a broadband connection at home.
Library officials will be joined by Mayor John Tory to make the announcement at the Thorncliffe branch Wednesday morning.
The devices will allow people to use it as a WiFi hotspot in order to access the internet.
The Affordable Access Coalition, a group formed to lobby the government on affordable internet access, believes a broadband connection is a basic telecommunications service similar to having a home telephone line and that funding should be provided to make sure the service is available to everyone.