August 31, 2012
Aaron Deacon, Managing Director, KC Digital Drive
Final Push to "Paint the Town Green"
Thank you all for your support of the Paint the Town Green effort, it has been tremendous!
We're getting ready for a final push next week. And between all the efforts here and some additional private contributions, I am confident that we all the neighborhoods we are targeting--and the schools and such therein--will qualify for service.
About half of the money you have donated so far is already on prepaid debit cards spread out to 10 different organizers on both sides of state line.
- City Center, 18th & Vine, Lincoln Prep, and Key Coalition North have all gone green since this effort began!
- Downtown KCK (which includes Strugglers Hill) and Parkwood Park (Oak Grove) have crossed the halfway point.
- Sumner, Ivanhoe, Blue Hills, and Marlborough have active organizers and are making huge gains.
Your contributions are making a difference!
As of Friday morning, 4,600 more households need to register for all of KCMO and KCK to qualify for service and provide gigabit fiber connections (which are otherwise ridiculously expensive) to all our schools, libraries, police stations, fire stations, and many other public buildings.
We are organizing a phone campaign next week to help pick up what we can't do in person. We won't need to pay for everyone, but we don't want $10 to be a barrier either. $46,000 for all the remaining institutions, the opportunity for gigabit access, and a compelling, affordable regular-speed access is a bargain that any city would jump at. Let's blow through our $5,000 goal and ensure equal access across Kansas City!