Community Impact Report 2017

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Google Fiber

Each year, we at Google Fiber are humbled by the groundbreaking work of our community partners across the country. These partners roll up their sleeves, undaunted by challenges, and improve their neighbors’ access to opportunities. They find creative ways to advance digital inclusion. They hustle to empower more students with STEM programs. They ignite innovation and entrepreneurship—especially in under-resourced schools and neighborhoods. In short, they make their cities a better place. We are privileged to bring our Faster, Fairer, Kinder Internet to support their efforts. As a result of our work together, 2,600 families in affordable housing can access the power of Fiber Internet in their homes at no cost via our Gigabit Communities program—600 new families’ homes were connected in 2017 alone. Through our Community Connections program, we provided super fast Internet to 54 new public hubs like libraries and nonprofits via our Community Connections program. Approximately 5,000 students and parents engaged in our STEM programs last year, reaching new horizons through Made with Code, Create Your World, and Google Expeditions. In the pages that follow, you’ll see more about the great work our community partners are doing in Google Fiber cities. We love amplifying their work and can’t wait to see what they do next.

Parisa Fatehi-Weeks
Head of Community Impact Strategy
Google Fiber

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