[LMB] OT: sort-of -- Internet/computer access for the poor

Ed Burkhead ed at edburkhead.com
Wed Sep 21 20:44:37 BST 2011


Apropos to the discussion about poor people needing paper books because they
don't have computers or Internet access, here is an interesting link:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/comcast-fcc-intro-low-cost-internet-digital-li
teracy-training-for-students/58477?tag=nl.e539 
or, if the e-mail mangles that address, this link goes to the same place:
http://tinyurl.com/44jf278 

In that program, sponsored by Comcast and the FCC, "Children who are
eligible for free lunches under the National School Lunch Program are going
to get a whole lot more bundled with that service for improving their
education.

"Thanks to a new program dubbed Internet Essentials, unveiled in partnership
between Comcast and the Federal Communications Commission, these same
students will be provided with low-cost Internet service and computers along
with digital literacy training."

It'll be interesting to watch.

Ed 






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