FCC, firms plan to bring broadband to low-income Americans

The Federal Communications Commission is teaming up with Internet providers, computer firms and nonprofit groups to embark on what it calls its biggest-ever effort to bridge the digital divide in the U.S. and bring millions of consumers into the broadband age. The $4 billion initiative will provide $150 laptops and 1Mbps access for $9.95 a month to households with children who receive free lunches through their schools and don't already have broadband service.

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