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Lawrence Companies Compete to Offer Free Internet

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Photo by Steve Bell.
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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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