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Low-cost broadband Internet for Boston

Low-cost broadband Internet for Boston

By Associated Press  |   Friday, February 18, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Technology

BOSTON — Hundreds of low-income families are expected to benefit from a program intended to expand access to low-cost, high-speed Internet services to Boston residents.

The initiative will provide broadband Internet services to schools, libraries, youth centers, public housing, senior and community centers as well as 2,800 eligible families.

It is funded by $4.3 million in stimulus funds from the Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. The Boston initiative is a partnership with Comcast Corp.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry is scheduled to join Congressman Michael Capuano, Mayor Thomas Menino and other officials Friday to announce the program.

Kerry says access to high- speed Internet is “issue number one” because it simplifies everything from finding a job to taking a class. He says the Boston partnership will spread broadband Internet like wildfire.

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/jobfind/news/technology/view.bg?articleid=1317697

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  1. Ken Granderson

    As someone who has paid for Internet for the aspt 15 years, and has paid as much as $24/hour for service, I wish that they would filter it so that folks don't use it primarily to download music and watch stuff that will keep you ignorant.