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Residents in the Housing Authority’s five family developments will have access to free internet by the end of the school year, as Asheville City Schools will expand its internet infrastructure beyond its current buildings.

Southside Community, Deaverview Apartments, Hillcrest Apartments, Klondyke Homes and Pisgah View Apartments will have internet access at no cost to residents, as ACS partners with the Asheville City Schools Foundation, Buncombe County Government, the City of Asheville and the Asheville Housing Authority in an effort to bridge the digital gap.

 “I know this has been a goal for many people across our community for several years. COVID-19 has simply afforded us with building the right coalition of motivated people,” ACS Superintendent Dr. Gene Freeman said. “The global pandemic has brought to light actions that need to be taken and shown us why now is the time. I believe that