Professor Wants to Offer High-Speed Internet at Low Cost to Detroit's Poor

A project at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will provide high-speed wireless Internet access to low-income Detroit-area families at a reduced cost to help bridge the "digital divide" between well-off Internet users and those who can't afford to get online.

Under the program, Detroit families would pay about $100 per year for DSL access to the Internet. Typically, high-speed Internet access in the area costs $480 to $600 per year, officials say.

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