Facebook today announced a pilot_initiative to support free internet via Wi-Fi_to students, launching first in Forest City, North Carolina, in partnership with Pangaea, a nonprofit provider of high speed internet. Forest City is a part of the Rutherford County school district, which recently started a program to provide a laptop to every middle and high school student in the area. While over 6,000 students have received a computer through the program, the_district found that almost half of these students_lacked an internet connection at home to go with the devices. Facebook has a data center in the town, so_it was a...

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