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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


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


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


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


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


AT&T promises IPTV to low-income residents

CEO promises to serve 5.5 million low-income homes as part of broadband IPTV services over new network.

By May 9, 2006


Comcast extends low-cost Internet service to community college students

An expansion of the Internet Essentials program will offer cheap broadband to students who qualify for federal education grants. It's being tested in Colorado and Illinois.

By September 16, 2015


East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By August 31, 2015


In New York, Starbucks and now Internet on almost every corner

On Road Trip 2015, CNET gets up close with a new structure that will supply the city with free, public Wi-Fi via a project that swaps phone booths for hotspots.

By August 13, 2015


Google Fiber maps out biggest deployment yet in San Antonio

The Texas expansion follows up Google Fiber's announcement last month to bring free Internet access to public housing residents.

By August 5, 2015