US government offers subsidized internet to low-income households
The White House unveiled ConnectHome, an effort to bring broadband internet into the homes of low-income families across the country.
The federal program would offer low-cost broadband connections (and in some markets, free Google Fiber access) to low-income families who otherwise might not have access to job opportunities, homework help, and communication with family and friends.
Services would cost no more than $15 a month, but could be free if households qualify. As of late 2014, roughly half of low-income households in the US didn't have internet service.
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