A big step is underway to help bridge the “digital divide” in Chapel Hill.
Town officials announced today, along with AT&T, that residents living in eight of its public housing communities will soon have free internet service.
The move is a long time coming, especially in a town that is already one of the most wired in the state.
The South Estes Public Housing Community in Chapel Hill sits right off 15/501, near University Mall. The 44 units were built in 1970, are gray in color and probably need a little fixing up.