Increasing America's broadband reach

"A DECADE ago, an internet connection capable of streaming a film or transmitting a video call was considered a luxury. Today, for much of the world, it is a necessity.

This week, President Barack Obama launched an initiative that he hopes will bring this necessity to more low-income American households. The program, called “ConnectHome”, is a partnership between government, tech companies and non-profit organisations that will provide low-cost broadband internet, digital literacy programs and other resources to 275,000 public-housing developments in 28 locations across the country."