US govt starts major internet project for low-income homes

Thursday 16 July 2015 | 09:30 CET | News
US President Barack Obama will unveil the ConnectHome initiative during a trip to Durant, Oklahoma. The new pilot programme will bring together communities, the private sector, and federal government to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country. The programme will launch in twenty-seven cities and one tribal nation and will initially reach over 275,000 low-income households, including nearly 200,000 children, with support to access the internet at home. ISPs, non-profits and the private sector will offer broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programmes,

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