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Chicago to provide free broadband to 100,000 students in digital divide areas

Thursday 9 July 2020 | 16:04 CET | News
The Chicago Connected initiative to provide free broadband internet for 100,000 children could help other US cities bridge the digital divide, according to the project's backers. The USD 50 million plan to connect the city's largest school district for 4 years was launched on 25 June and has been funded by philanthropic donations, the Chicago public school system and city funds. "The hope is that by helping to support these entrepreneurs of social change, we're able to create role models that are copied across the country," said Ken Griffin, the chief executive of investment firm Citadel, in

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