With help, some low-income families in L.A. can now afford the Internet

By Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times

Through the ConnectHome initiative, Internet service providers, nonprofits and the private sector offer broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs and devices for residents in HUD-assisted-housing units in 28 pilot communities nationwide.

“The Internet is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity,” said Julian Castro, HUD secretary. “By delivering Internet access to low-income communities, we’re making sure that our young people can compete.”

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