To improve access, Mayor Daley declared four neighborhoods 'digital excellence demonstration communities' on Tuesday.
Englewood, Auburn, Gresham, Chicago Lawn and Pilsen will get training and technology, including a broadband infrastructure.
"When we make modern computer internet technology available across Chicago, we're giving every person in Chicago the same chance for a good life. We're improving our children's education, we're working to end poverty we're creating a more modern and sophisticated work force," said Mayor Daley.
Funding will come from federal stimulus money as well as donations from Microsoft, the MacArthur Foundation and other organizations.