Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Chicago City Wide Web?

If Mayor Daley has his way, you could soon have wireless computer access like that all over the city. The mayor wants affordable internet access to all neighborhoods, with free hot spots in schools, and free access in public places like parks and museums. He also wants to provide inexpensive computer equipment to low-income residents.

"No other city has done this in America. They've talked about it, but I think we'll be the first to move as quickly as possible," said Daley.

The mayor also hopes to narrow the so-called digital divide. Right now, among households with less than $50,000 a year income, only about 20 percent have internet access. Students at the Illinois Institute of Technology are trying to help by providing tutoring, making computers relevant.
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