The Connected Housing Initiative has just launched a new web resource to help housing providers find the right hardware, software and web connectivity solutions for their tenants.
The CHI is a collaboration of 13 housing providers working with the Government Digital Service, National Housing Federation and digital skills provider, Digital Unite. Their aim is to ensure more affordable, sustainable and accessible IT kit and connectivity for all tenants.
Over the past few months, CHI members have been collaborating with IT providers to help shape hardware and internet solutions that are better suited for tenants, for example with shorter contracts and lower monthly costs.
Sophie McKechnie from Hyde Group and chair of the Connected Housing Initiative said, “With the ubiquity of digital services and with the advent of universal credit, having affordable and flexible internet access is vital if tenants are to get online.
“We want tenants to have more choices in the market and we therefore want IT and internet companies to better understand and access the huge business opportunity that tenants represent.”