Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) has announced a broadband adoption initiative with which it seeks to "bridge the digital divide in America." Through the "Internet Essentials" program, certain low-income families will qualify for high-speed Internet service at about $10 a month.
Internet Essentials is available to low-income families with children who are eligible to receive a free school lunch as part of their enrollment in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The program grants Internet service for about $10/month ($9.95 plus tax); typical residential Internet service is $20 per month or more.
The qualifications for the program, in detail, are for customers who are:
-- Located where Comcast offers Internet service;
-- Have at least one child who is eligible to receive a free school lunch under the NSLP;
-- Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the past 90 days;
-- Do not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.
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