Through a new, White House-based project called ConnectHome, Google will soon be offering free internet to those in low-income households. The service will launch in both current and future Google Fiber markets, which include Atlanta, Durham, Nashville and Kansas City, as well future locations such as Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Portland and San Jose.
According to IGN:
The Google Internet package will cost nothing per month, and has no installation fee. CenturyLink is also taking part in ConnectHome by offering Internet to HUD homes in Seattle for $10 a month for the first year, followed by $15 a month for the next four years.
“We realize, though, that providing an Internet connection is just one piece of the puzzle,” says Google Fiber's head of community impact, Erica Swanson. “That’s why we’ll also partner with ConnectHome and local community groups to develop basic computer skills training and create computer labs to host these trainings in each of our Fiber markets.”