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Funding approved for housing authority Wi-Fi project

On Jan. 18, the Lackawanna County Commissioners approved a contract to expand internet access in low-income housing developments.

Icon Technologies, an IT and internet company in Carbondale, was awarded $620,445.20 for the “Housing Authority Wi-Fi Project.”

The goal is to increase internet access to residents at housing developments across Lackawanna County.

The Community Development Block Grant is expected to fund construction of internet access points.