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U.S. expanding internet access to 200k low-income kids

By Corinne Kennedy, McClatchy Washington Bureau
July 23rd, 2015

New program would help low-income households connect to internet access and devices

internet-studyA new program to connect low-income households in public housing with internet access and internet-capable devices announced July 15 will aim particularly at children and include training to help program participants maximize their use of the new devices and technology.

ConnectHome will link 270,000 households, and 200,000 children, with broadband access in 28 communities including the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma.

“It’s not just making the internet more accessible,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro told reporters as the White House unveiled the program. “It’s making it more meaningful for students and parents by providing digital literacy training.”

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