Google unleashes free speedy Internet service on low-income homes

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Google charges $70 for the 1Gbps service, which is 100 times faster than the typical home broadband connection. The offer of free high-speed Internet takes one burden off the shoulders of the poor. “For low income families, access to the Internet can mean the difference between thriving or falling behind,” Dennis Kish, vice president of Google Fiber, said in a blog post. “[But] for families in affordable housing, cost can be one of the biggest barriers to getting online.” – Marguerite Reardon, CNET