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The $300 House Challenge
The challenge was to create affordable housing for the poor, keeping the total cost at $300 or less. The winners are moving on to a 2-week prototyping workshop.
The six winners»
Browse all the design proposals here.
(via jovoto / empowering creatives / ideas)

The $300 House Challenge

The challenge was to create affordable housing for the poor, keeping the total cost at $300 or less. The winners are moving on to a 2-week prototyping workshop.

The six winners»

Browse all the design proposals here.

(via jovoto / empowering creatives / ideas)

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Cable and Internet provider Comcast is launching a new initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, offering discounted web access and home computers to families that meet income requirements.

The plan, called Internet Essentials, will be available wherever Comcast offers Internet services — which it currently does in 39 states. The company has launched websites in English and Spanish to promote the program.

As you may recall, Comcast acquired NBC Universal earlier this year. In approving the merger, regulators also required the company to help low-income households get online. It seems that Comcast can afford the new program: when it reported earnings this week, its revenue had risen 51 percent, to $14.3 billion