Around 5 million homes with school-age children don’t have high speed internet, according to the Pew Research Center. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, 22.5% of residents live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and nearly 25,000 kids are on the public school system’s free and reduced lunch program. Chattanooga is trying to close its “homework gap” with a pair of programs that help low-income families get online. “We can’t have digital gated communities. The power of the web should be an equalizer, not something that creates greater inequity,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
Chattanooga is giving super-fast internet to poor students – May. 10, 2016