Obama partners with Google to bring free Internet to thousands

Obama Wants to Give Away Broadband

In an attempt to provide Internet to low income families so that kids can use it also beyond the time they spend in class, the White House has partnered with Google eliminate what is called "homework gap."

The program is called ConnectHome and it has the goal to give free or low cost Internet to 275,000 homes in 27 cities across the United States.

According to Wired "the program is a complement to the ConnectEd program, which aims to connect 99 percent of K-12 schools across the country to high speed Internet. The White House has also enlisted help from Best Buy, GitHub, Khan Academy, and others to provide digital literacy programs to these communities."

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