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Comcast Launching $9.95 Low Income Broadband Plan

MojoKid (1002251) writes | about 3 years ago

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MojoKid writes "Comcast is launching "Internet Essentials," a new initiative offering discounted Internet access and home computers to families that meet low income requirements. The program was mandated as a requirement of Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal, earlier this year. In that way, it's very similar to AT&T's Naked DSL program, which AT&T was required to offer as a condition of its merger with BellSouth. Internet Essentials will be available wherever Comcast offers broadband, which means 39 states."
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And there is a data limit on that? (1)

niftymitch (1625721) | about 3 years ago | (#37016436)

I went and looked at the link and it reads like
mom and apple pie.

I would bet they make a fortune with on demand
video fees and data over runs. In some communities
the number of children on the free lunch program is
ASTOUNDING...

Regulators and legislators need to pay attention...
the opportunity to scam an extra buck from this hidden
tax plan boggles the mind. It also has no senior
citizen clause. Seniors may need it more as they
often have mobility issues.

What was I thinking... legislators are too busy buying
his vote with your dollar, my vote with his dollar and
your vote with my dollar.

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