Expanding Internet Opportunity for Low Income Families

Burlington, Vt. - Narrowing the digital divide for low-income residents.
 
Burlington Telecom hopes to narrow the digital divide for low income residents by expanding what it calls the "lifeline program."
   
People at a certain income level, would need to qualify or if you receive snap or Medicaid benefits.
   
In return you could receive a nearly 10-dollar credit on your account towards the cost of internet.
       
Officials say access to this, could allow for changes in the community.
 
"In an age where all of our lives are being significantly impacted and will be more impacted by technology enabled change, this is a major focus of ours on trying to bridge the digital divide." Said Stephen Narraclough, Burlington Telecom General Manager.
 
Federal taxpayer dollars are being use for the program.


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