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Lawrence Companies Compete to Offer Free Internet

Photo by Steve Bell.
Joshua Montgomery, founder of Community Wireless Communications, leans against some computers at his office in Lawrence, Kan.

By Steve Bell

KANSAS CITY, MO – The monthly broadband bill is as common as the light bill in many area households. But some can't afford to get online at all, which educators say is creating a digital divide between haves and have-nots. In Lawrence, Kansas, two companies are battling over who should provide free broadband service to the needy, and the central issue may be how they divide the lucrative for-pay internet service market. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.
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