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John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable has a brief write-up of the latest program from the FCC aimed at closing the digital divide:

The FCC and its Connect2Compete public private partnership are launching a computer recycling and donation drive Tuesday.

Redemtech, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the Latin American Youth Center are partnering in the effort to get broadband into the hands of more low-income families.

With the cost of equipment — and learning how to use that equipment — being a major barrier for many families without broadband, this has the potential to be a very cool program.