Comcast Offers Affordable Internet to Low-Income Families

Announces "Internet Essentials" program

The Comcast regime has announced that they will offer affordable internet connections to low-income families. The program is called “Internet Essentials” and will offer a 1.5Mbps speed connection for families that meet certain criteria. A family will qualify if the children already qualify for the National School Lunch Program’s free lunches and the family isn’t already a subscriber to Comcast. Children in families that qualify will also be able to purchase a “netbook-type computer” for $150. They may not have HBO but they’ll have plenty of access to videos of sneezing pandas. [Gizmodo]