French poor to get broadband for €1 per day
The Register reports that the French government is intending to provide 1.2m of the country’s poorest citizens with a computer and broadband connection for â‚¬1 per day.
Over half of the French population currently use the web on a regular basis, with 38 per cent of homes connected and 10m broadband connections. However, the excluded half contains large numbers of the poor and elderly.
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced the plan, which forms part of France’s committment to make public services available online, at an Interministerial Committee for the Information Society meeting on Tuesday 11th July.
Read the full article at the Register.