ConnectHome initiative will expand residential high-speed Internet access

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The Internet is now considered a vital part of the way most Americans work and connect, and potential homebuyers are placing high-speed Internet access high on their wish lists along with granite countertops and multiple bathrooms. So it will be welcome news to these buyers that the White House is working to expand high-speed broadband to dozens of cities across the country. Rena Schild / Today, President Barack Obama announced the ConnectHome initiative, a collaboration between the federal government and the private sector to increase digital opportunities for more Americans. The pilot program will give 275,000 low-income households in 27 cities and one tribal nation broadband access, technical training, digital literacy education and devices for residents in assisted housing units. The issue of Internet access is a burgeoning topic of discussion in the real estate industry. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the availability of ...