Comcast announces effort to connect to low-income households to internet

Comcast has announced the expansion of its Internet Essentials program in a national effort to help close the digital divide for low-income Americans.

The program offers high-speed internet service to low-income families for $9.95 a month.  Public housing and HUD-assisted residents who live in a Comcast service area will be eligible to apply.

The program “has the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids across the nation by giving them the tools to reach their full potential,” HUD Secretary Julian Castro said.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was listed in one of the top ten cities with the largest numbers of HUD-assisted households with 20,000.

 

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