59 Results for

low-income

Article

Google unleashes free speedy Internet service on low-income homes

Google puts its money where its mouth is with a plan to provide public housing residents with free access to its 1 gigabit-per-second Fiber service.

By February 3, 2016

Article

Obama unveils ConnectHome to get low-income households online

The pilot program will launch in 27 cities and one tribal nation and reach more than 275,000 low-income households. Some communities will receive broadband connections at no charge.

By July 15, 2015

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Why everyone deserves broadband no matter how little they make (Q&A)

CNET speaks with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn about why low-income Americans need access to high-speed Internet.

By March 31, 2016

Article

Regulators expand subsidy program to bring broadband to the poor

The FCC votes in a contentious split decision Thursday to expand its Lifeline program to help low-income Americans get access to affordable broadband.

By March 31, 2016

Article

The FCC wants to help everyone afford high-speed Internet

The agency aims to subsidize the costs of broadband access so that low-income households pay a minimal monthly cost. Not everyone is in favor of the plan.

By March 8, 2016

Article

Google, HUD on a mission to narrow the digital divide

Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt and HUD Secretary Julian Castro share an engaging "chat" on providing Internet service to low-income households.

By January 7, 2016