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Comcast Launches New Program for Low Income Families, $10 Internet Service

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Comcast is launching a new program offering discounted internet services to low income families.

The program is called Internet Essentials and according to the company’s blog, it will “provide low-cost access to the Internet and affordable computers, as well as digital literacy training to families with children who are eligible to receive free lunches under the National School Lunch Program”.

The internet service provided through Internet Essentials features download speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 384 Kbps, for $9.95 a month. The program is available for families that:

  • Are located where Comcast services are available (39 states)
  • Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
  • Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  • Do not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

Upon enrollment, customers have the opportunity to purchase a “netbook-style laptop computer” for $149.99 (plus tax). The website has been launched in both English and Spanish.

Internet Essentials will continue to accept new customers for “three full school years”. It’s nice to see a company offering solutions to further educate our kids on technology. What are your thoughts on this new program by Comcast?

Source: USA Today


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