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U.S. Cable Companies Seek to Bridge Digital Divide

U.S. cable companies have announced that they are working with the FCC to launch a new program to bring affordable broadband services to low-income families.  The Connect to Compete program will offer cheap PCs and broadband for $9.95 per month to millions of homes that already participate in a national school lunch program. Cartt.ca and Mark Goldberg rightly ask why Canada isn’t doing the same thing.

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  1. Because it costs too much (according to Bell)
    Bell and the CRTC have already agreed that it costs $14 per month per subscriber just to get them on DSL (which I think is hogwash), so how could anyone get on for $9.95/mo.?