There are still a whopping 100 million Americans out there who don't have internet access, due to economic or geographic limitations. But the FCC is looking to change that, convincing the major cable companies to offer a $9.99 monthly broadband service to low-income families.
Most of the big cable companies are on board with the plan, including Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and Charter. Eligibility will be limited to "those households that have a child enrolled in the national school lunch program and that are not current or recent broadband subscribers." Once signed up, they'll get the $10 service for two years, but will have to pony up more after that, presumably after they're nice and hooked to the internet.
Via NY Times