F.C.C. Expanding Efforts to Connect More Americans to Broadband

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 12/10/2011 18:01

As part of a broad effort to encourage more Americans to use high-speed Internet and be able to compete in the global economy, the Federal Communications Commission has brought together a group of private companies that will offer free computer training to people in disadvantaged communities.

Starting next year, the familiar blue-shirted Geek Squad from Best Buy, one of the nation's largest electronics retailers, will work through service organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs, Goodwill and 4-H in 20 cities to offer training in basic computer literacy. Microsoft will also offer such training, as well as job-search training, in schools and libraries in 15 states and in their stores nationwide.

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