Corpus Christi, Texas – Corpus Christi Public Libraries has received $2.4 million in grant funding from the Emergency Liaison Fund Program. The grant will provide 5,000 Wi-Fi hotspots with 5G internet service for a period of 12 months to local public libraries.
“Library goers without high-speed Internet access can check out a hotspot device for personal use and educational opportunities,” city officials said.
Corpus Christ Public Libraries have partnered with Prospera Housing Community Services, Corpus Christi Housing Authority and affiliates to distribute Wi-Fi hotspots to their residents.
All recipients must sign and return a statement to verify their lack of Internet access.
The Emergency Call Fund is operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which provides funding for libraries to expand Internet access.
“Corpus Christi libraries are vital in helping our residents and visitors access computers, improve their skills, enhance literacy, and improve the overall quality of life,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo.
The program is scheduled to launch in September 2022 with the National Library Card subscription month.
For more information on Corpus Christi Public Libraries, visit https://www.cctexas.com/library or contact Alan Carlos, Assistant Librarian, at 361-826-7000 or email [email protected]