Bring gigabit broadband to your neighborhoods most in need, on us.

What is the WeLink Cities Challenge?

A mission-driven initiative to bring truly affordable internet to urban communities that have been overlooked for too long.

The WeLink Cities Challenge begins with an open call for local governments interested in WeLink's investment and partnership to help close the digital divide.

Our breakthrough wireless technology extends the reach of fiber broadband faster and more affordably than traditional in-ground infrastructure. With WeLink, multi-gigabit service is free to households who are ACP-eligible and is available to all households for less than comparable services.

How the Cities Challenge Works

Widespread residential availability of new gigabit-speed service that is affordable to all
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    Submit your application
    and apply

    Complete the application by July 15th to share details about connectivity conditions in your neighborhoods and ways your community can partner with WeLink for a new broadband service option.

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    Co-design a solution for multi-gigabit speeds

    We'll work with your team to determine how gigabit-speed fixed wireless service can be deployed quickly and how residents can leverage the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for no-cost service

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    WeLink invests
    and connects

    WeLink will invest up to $100 million and will connect the first households within weeks – providing a quick win and an opportunity to scale deployments to serve hundreds of thousands of households over time

Determine Your City's Eligibility

WeLink Cities Challenge Offerings

WeLink will invest up to $100 million in the form of fixed wireless infrastructure and digital equity programming, delivering ultra-high-quality broadband to all.

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Quick Launch

WeLink will bring multi-gigabit symmetrical broadband service to selected communities starting in Q4 2022; the first households will be connected within weeks of award, and through our investments we seek to connect hundreds of thousands of households.

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Affordable Internet

WeLink's service comes at no cost for households who qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). For all others, we offer our lighting-fast speeds and straightforward pricing, for far less than other service providers.

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Local Jobs

WeLink's network implementation will create local jobs; WeLink will hire and train technicians and digital navigators who live in and around your community's target neighborhoods.

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Opportunity to Scale

WeLink is looking for long-term partnerships to close the digital divide and ideal government partners who share our interest in ensuring every household has affordable, reliable, ultrafast internet in order to unlock the most from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

WeLink is a mission-driven company driving toward universal broadband. Our mmWave wireless technology extends fiber farther and more cost-effectively than ever before.

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100 Mbps

Average US Speed

The average download speed in the US is about 100 Mbps and the upload speed is about 33 Mbps.

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WeLink Speed

With WeLink, you'll get symmetrical Gigabit speeds. That's over 10x faster than the average US speed.

Learn More About WeLink and Our Mission