Lower Your Internet Costs!

From Yahoo.com:

Method #1 – See If You Qualify for Low-Cost Internet via Connect2Compete

Paying for Internet can be tough. That’s why some programs across the country are making it easier for people to get connected at a low rate.

Some of these programs are offered by Connect2Compete, a national nonprofit organization that offers low-cost Internet, affordable computer offers, and free computer training. 

“This organization offers high-speed Internet for $10 a month – the cost of a box of pizza – through national partners,” says Zach Leverenz, CEO of Connect2Compete. Some of the companies that participate include Cox Communications, Mediacom, Comcast, Brighthouse Networks, Suddenlink, and FreedomPop . . .

You can find out if your zip code qualifies for the special Internet deal by checking the eligibility requirements on www.connect2compete.org.

Method #2 – Hook up with FreedomPop Free Internet

Last year, FreedomPop provided people with free Internet access via their Hub Burst modem, which retails for $99.99. After that initial investment, you can receive 1 GB (gigabyte) of free data each month. 

A graph on Connect2Compete’s website shows that with 1 GB, you will be able to stream 165 videos or 570 songs, download 255 apps and games, post 2,850 photos, or send 2,500 emails.  That’s a lot for free. 

FreedomPop also offers low-cost plans for people who need more than 1 GB of data. The median American household uses under 5.5 GB per month.

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Canadian Government Develops Digital Currency

Excerpt from jsminset.com:

Canadian Mint ready to test its own digital money project

John Greenwood | 19/09/13 6:00 AM ET

As the government body responsible for the production of loonies, toonies, nickels and sundry “limited-edition” collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is hardly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cutting-edge technology. But that may be about to change.

Sometime before the end of this year, software engineers at the 105-year-old Crown corp. will begin pilot testing a novel form of digital currency that so far has received little attention but which has the potential to revolutionize how we do business . . .

Like many such technologies, the initiative has mostly been cloaked in secrecy . . .