Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has been busy lately expanding its ultra-fast Fiber Internet service in cities around the country, bringing download speeds up to 1 Gbps (about 100 times faster than average download speeds) to homes for just $70 per month. That's caused major Internet service providers, or ISPs, like Comcast, Time Warner Cable and others to make changes to both their Internet speed and pricing.
But earlier this week Google showed that it's not just interested in making the ISP market more competitive, it wants to help bridge the digital divide that exists between more affluent households and poorer communities as well. Click through the slideshow below to find out how Google's going about bringing absolutely free Internet to communities around the country.
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