10/22/2010 02:33 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Low-Income Communities Nationwide Get Free Wi-Fi

Underserved communities across the nation will get free Internet access, thanks to the nonprofit One Economy Corporation, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

The technology charity, with financial help from the U.S. Department of Commerce, AT&T, Google and Verizon, is installing free Wi-Fi in thousands of low-income households.

The chronicle reports,

Besides providing the connection, One Economy also teaches residents how to search for information, set up an e-mail account, protect their privacy and monitor websites their children access.

The tech initiative will give people who might not otherwise get the chance to use the web the ability to access a wealth of information.

Read more on the San Francisco Chronicle.