From the Boston Globe:
"Massachusetts is offering to help the unemployed find work by providing subsidies for Internet access, and in some cases doling out free equipment.
Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced a program Tuesday at the Springfield Innovation Center that will offer subsidies and tech assistance to unemployed residents, with the goal of helping them find work.
Unemployed individuals are eligible for a subsidy if they live in a Charter or Comcast service territory; residents of other communities may be eligible for a personal cellular hot spot from Verizon. The agency implementing the new service, MassHire, is also connecting individuals with a vendor that is handing out Chromebooks if they do not have a device at home."
"Today our Administration launched 3 programs to boost internet connectivity for residents across MA:
- Rightwards arrow New subsidy to assist job-seekers within @MassHireCenter
- who face tech barriers
- Rightwards arrow WiFi hotspots targeted to Gateway Cities
- Rightwards arrow Expanding @MassBroadband hotspots in Western MA"