google_logo1It looks like Google intends to have everyone get connected to the Internet, with the company having donated $1 million to assist libraries that are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens to offer Sprint-powered hotspot devices so that qualifying families will be able to jump aboard the online bandwagon. Not only that, Google’s generosity has also extended to cater for another free 500 Chromebooks given to teenagers who are enrolled in after school programs at New York City libraries.

Do take note, however, that individual library systems that roll out this particular initiative would do it differently, although there will be some common denominators. Majority of them would require that you do not have a broadband at home, and you also happen to have enrolled in an English class for speakers of other languages (ESOL), or perhaps an adult learning class. Apart from that, it will also depend on the branch, where the lending period will land somewhere in between six months to a year.

The final goal? To help some 10,000 families thereabouts get online, which is definitely a noble effort by any stretch of the imagination, don’t you think so? Perhaps this particular program might be able to see other companies do their bit to help everyone get connected eventually.

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