Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

Detroit — The Rocket Mortgage Classic’s goal of ending Detroit’s digital divide by 2025 is taking a major step forward, with the announcement Monday morning that 17 additional technology hubs will open in the city by the end of this year.

At least one new hub will open in each of the city’s seven City Council districts, and include access to computers, high-speed internet and digital literacy programming.

This latest initiative will bring the total technology hubs to 22 since the “Changing the Course” initiative was launched in 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, Detroit was the least-connected big city in the country. Now, 67.5% of residents are connected, with that number to grow by year’s end.

Detroit Golf Club has hosted the Rocket Mortgage Classic since 2019.

“We set a goal two years ago to provide Detroiters vital access to the tools and technology they need to thrive. The opening of these new technology hubs is a huge step toward that goal,” Bob Walters, CEO of Rocket Mortgage, said in a statement. “These additional neighborhood tech hubs will help even more Detroiters connect to education and employment opportunities, unleash their potential and grow community.”

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