A coalition of organizations has received a federal grant to provide internet access, computers and training to thousands of Philadelphians.

KYW’s Karin Phillips reports recent research says four out of every ten Americans do not have high-speed Internet at home and most of them are disproportionally people of color. An $11.8 million federal grant will work to bridge that gap.

Lucy Kerman is vice president of policy and planning for the Urban Affairs Coalition, leading the consortium of organizations that received the grant.:

“We’re going to be providing computers to public housing residents and formerly homeless youth to try to get computers into peoples’ hands. But the more important part really is the training, getting people comfortable using the Internet.”

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