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Feds take steps to bring broadband to low-income households

The FCC will seek comments on how to expand its $1.7 billion fund for subsidizing phone service for low-income families. The agency wants the fund to cover broadband service as well.

By June 18, 2015

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Low-income Australians unacceptably internet deprived

Affordability research has shown that nearly half of low-income earners can't afford internet at home, and an even higher percentage have no access to mobile internet.

By September 30, 2013

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Low-income apartments to have high efficiency

A Boston apartment complex is undergoing one of the largest deep-energy retrofit projects in the U.S. that is expected to cut energy use by about 70 percent.

By May 23, 2011

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Big ISPs back plan to wire low-income Americans

AT&T, Verizon, the cable industry, and others team up with state and local governments and a nonprofit group with goal of bringing broadband to 500,000 more homes by 2010.

By April 8, 2008

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Google pledges funding for 3D-printed prosthetics, other aid technology

It launches a $20 million fund for nonprofits whose emerging tech could help make people living with disabilities become more independent. The first bit goes toward low-cost prosthetics and auditory therapy.

By May 27, 2015

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Facebook boosts minimum wage for contract workers to $15 an hour

The world's largest social network now requires that its contractors pay employees a $15 hourly minimum wage and receive a minimum of 15 paid days off.

By May 13, 2015

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NYC mayor backs tech initiatives with big bucks

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio says he sees the tech industry as the great social equalizer. And he announces funding for new initiatives in broadband deployment and education.

By May 4, 2015

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Will California regulators overstep on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger?

Commentary: A 2012 law forbids the states' Public Utility Commission from regulating Internet services. But the pending merger of ISPs could allow the opportunity to do just that.

By April 13, 2015

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13 things you need to know about the FCC's Net neutrality regulation

Having trouble digesting all 400 pages of the FCC's Net neutrality order? Have no fear, CNET's Marguerite Reardon is here to tell you what you really need to know.

By March 14, 2015

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Congressional Republicans propose their Net neutrality fix

A bill introduced Friday claims to protect Internet openness without reclassifying broadband as a utility. But it also guts the FCC's regulatory authority.

By January 16, 2015