Public-private initiative aims to increase broadband service

A new public-private initiative has Discovery Education joining with other like-minded companies and the FCC to assist the broadband-challenged -- many of whom are poor, unemployed or live in rural areas -- from falling behind in today's tech-centric economy.

As a partner inConnect to Compete, Discovery Education will offer educational content, including video clips and digital lessons, to help needy children in K-12 with their homework. With topics ranging from two-digit addition to presidential elections, resources for student success will be accessible free of charge to the neediest students and their parents.