This means you can get low cost monthly broadband internet access. Plus a low cost computer for your home. And very low-cost computer training classes. That’s a combination that lower income, struggling Americans can really use these days.
This is a good thing, and faster than most dialup. But 1mbps download speed will not make pages just pop up on your screen. I have 6 mbps thanks to my sister, and some pages are very slow to load, depending on a lot of stuff I won't explain in just a couple sentences :) Not a gaming connection, but fine for checking email, uploading resume's, and doing social networking.