North Miami Becomes First Florida Municipality to Give Thousands of Residents Free Tablets with Internet, Mayor Launches the Initiative in Celebrating City’s 97 Birthday at Monday’s Press Conference
February 3, 2023
As North Miami celebrates 97 years as a city on February 5, 2023, North Miami Mayor Alix Desulme joined by the 5000 Role Models of Excellence and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board Member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall to announce a new initiative called NoMi City Smart at a press conference on Monday, February 6, 2023, 10:00 A.M., MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 ST, North Miami, FL 33161. The initiative includes a program that will provide up to 20K free tablets plus internet service to qualifying North Miami residents thanks to a partnership with Moolah Wireless, a provider of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
“We are excited about the city’s partnership with Moolah Wireless and its shared commitment to helping underserved communities bridge the digital divide.” North Miami Mayor Alix Desulme said. “As the first municipality in Florida to offer such a program, these free tablets with an internet connection will allow North Miami residents of most need to access online resources including city services.”
Eligible North Miami residents include anyone receiving food stamps, Medicare/ Medicaid, a Pell Grant for college, free lunch in K-12 schools, Social Security, Section 8, Veteran pension, or any family under the national poverty guidelines (maximum household income of $9,440 times the number of people in the household). To determine eligibility and to register for a free tablet, residents can visit www.NorthMiamiFL.gov/Tablet.
For more information about North Miami Mayor Desulme’s NoMi City Smart press conference and the free tablets, contact Communications@NorthMiamiFL.gov.
Traci Y. Pollock, Communications Manager
305-893-6511, Ext. 12151
About the City of North Miami
North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).