Consortium vows to bring broadband to low-income homes

A literal who's who of of cable, telco and computer-based companies have formed the Digital Adoption Coalition to "help bring broadband services to low-income homes throughout the U.S." and to narrow the digital divide for the 35 percent of American households who do not have broadband at home.

The group includes, alphabetically, AT&T, BendBroadband, Bresnan Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, Connected Nation, Eagle Communications, Dell, Intel, Mediacom Communications, Microsoft, Midcontinent Communications, the NCTA, One Economy Corporation, Sjoberg's Cable TV, Suddenlink Communications, Time Warner Cable, U.S. Cable Group and USTelecom.

The Coalition's plan is to work with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to "increase broadband outreach efforts in public housing, project-based Section 8 properties and multi-family assisted communities," the coalition said in a news release, covering about 250,000 low-income households nationwide. The coalition follows in the steps of the FCC National Broadband Plan which promoted the notion of creating a public-private partnerships to help underserved communities

For more:
- see this news release

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