Cleveland colleges contract with DigitalC to place web antennas on buildings to extend protection


CLEVELAND, Ohio – In Cleveland schools, DigitalC nonprofits working to improve Internet access in underserved areas of the city can install antennas on certain school buildings to improve coverage.

The school authorities unanimously approved the measure on Tuesday evening. DigitalC and CMSD will enter into a 20 year contract with Digital C paying a fee of $ 10 per building per year.

The school district and DigitalC have teamed up closely during the pandemic to allow students to access the internet during distance learning. DigitalC is a low-cost Internet option available in select areas of Cleveland that is free to CMSD families. The school district pays a reduced fee of $ 16 per month per household for the service.

DigitalC has similar partnerships with the Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth and has added antennas to hospital buildings to expand its offerings.

The buildings listed in the Cleveland School Contract include:

– East Professional Center

– Wade Park

– Martin Luther King Jr. High School

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

– Glenville High School

– Marion-Sterling

– Mary M. Bethune

– Sunbeam

– Harvey Rice

– Scranton School

– Luis Munoz Marin

– Buehrer elementary school