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Internet Basics Program Targets the Broadband Affordability Gap

By Wil Payton

A 2011 Connected Nation survey conducted across multiple states and territories indicated that nationwide, approximately 5.5 million households with annual incomes below $25,000 and with children present do not subscribe to home broadband service. Across the board, households with lower incomes subscribe to broadband at a lower rate than higher-income households. But how much of a barrier is affordability and what is the most efficient and effective way of bridging the Affordability Gap? Several organizations are attempting to address these issues. One such initiative, launched by CenturyLink, is called Internet Basics, a broadband adoption...

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