Use of homeless as mobile hotspots criticised
While critics say it is degrading, firm behind the idea says it helps them earn money and meet people.
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 23:53

A company in the US state of Texas is giving homeless people mobile modems to help patrons of the South by Southwest music and film festival to connect online.

The firm behind the idea says it is an opportunity for the homeless to earn money and meet people.

But critics argue that it is degrading and takes advantage of people when they are down on their luck.

John Terrett reports from Washington.

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