FCC, Companies Announce 'Connect to Compete' Plan

As part of a broad effort to encourage more Americans to use high-speed Internet and be able to compete in the global economy, the Federal Communications Commission has brought together a group of private companies that will offer free computer training to people in disadvantaged communities. Starting next year, the Geek Squad from Best Buy will work through service organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs, Goodwill and 4-H in 20 cities to offer training in basic computer literacy, and Microsoft will also offer such training, as well as job-search training, in schools and libraries in 15 states and in their stores nationwide.