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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt and HUD Secretary Julian Castro share an engaging "chat" on providing Internet service to low-income households.
CEO promises to serve 5.5 million low-income homes as part of broadband IPTV services over new network.
Amid protests over high-tech commuter buses, the Web giant gives the city a massive donation to fund low-income students' transportation.
The program is part of the White House's ConnnectED initiative, which will provide access to low-income students.