Philip Baruth has an excellent piece on VPR and his blog about Vermont libraries providing internet access for folks who couldn’t otherwise afford it. Read it here.
Front Porch Forum keeps access as open as possible… subscriptions are free and we focus on the low-end of the tech spectrum. In fact, a Burlington FPF member told me last year that he was homeless. He participated in FPF via the Fletcher Free Library. He used a free GMail account. He listed the intersection in the Old North End where he parked his car/home on wheel on his FPF account. Without the library he would have been shut out of this neighborhood conversation.