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Comcast offers $10 per month Internet

2011-08-08 11:51 by
Tags: Comcast

 

Comcast launched a new plan dubbed Internet Essentials, which will cost low-income families only $10 per month for Web access. The new plan will be a cheaper alternative for families that canít afford to pay from $30 per month for regular Comcast's Internet access services.

"As America increasingly becomes a digital nation, in-classroom learning is being supplemented with digital curriculums and at-home assignments," says Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

"Internet Essentials will help more low-income families benefit from the educational resources and assistance the internet provides."

Families have to meet four different criteria in order to benefit from Comcast's Internet Essentials. One of the children has to be enrolled in the National School Lunch Program; families have to be in one of the 39 states Comcast serves; they can't have had Internet service from the company 90 days prior to joining the program; and can't have any overdue Comcast bills or unreturned equipment. These families will also get a voucher allowing them to buy a low-cost computer for $149.99 plus tax, along with training on how to use it.

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by cassandramiller - 2011-08-10 01:33
Thank you for the update. I also read an article regarding this topic an hour ago before I saw this site. The recent arguments over net neutrality and United States broadband penetration have created a meme in circles of Congress: Broadband Internet access is a human right. Until now, however, that position alone hasn't made it affordable for disadvantaged United States families. Mashable reports that Comcast is launching Internet Essentials, a low-cost program intended to make broadband available for many of those lost in the digital divide. Check this out: Comcast offers low-cost Internet Essentials for families. Moreover, Broadband service, which will cost $9.95 per month plus tax, includes cable Internet download speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 384 Kbps. Families that enroll have the option of purchasing a browser-ready netbook computer that runs Windows 7 Starter for $149.99 plus tax. Comcast Internet Essentials will accept new customers for three full school years.
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