Chicago program aims to narrow the digital divide for low-income students

06/1/2011 | Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a new program to provide discounted high-speed Internet services, technology training and vouchers for low-cost refurbished computers to about 330,000 city students who qualify for free school lunches. The program, "Internet Essentials," is in partnership with Comcast and is the first of its kind in the country.

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