Cheap Internet for Low-Income American Familes
September 20, 2011 5:32 PM Subscribe
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is a $10/month internet plan available to any family with one child eligible for free lunches at American public schools.Any family with at least one child who qualifies for the free lunch program at public schools can subscribe to a low-speed (1.5Mbps) Comcast Internet connection for $9.95 a month. Comcast guarantees that it won't raise the price and offers the plan without equipment rental or activation fees. Subscribers also cannot have "an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment," and they can't have had Comcast Internet in the last 90 days.
[The] Internet Essentials program was also a part of the conditions under which [Comcast] was allowed to buy NBC earlier this year. The company pledged to reach 2.5 million low income households with high speed Internet for less than $10 a month, and to sell some sort of computer for $150 or less.