Last Friday, Comcast
announced a new initiative that will hopefully make broadband Internet
more easily accessible to low-income families
. The plan will provide broadband internet at a cost of only $10 per month
to families that meet certain requirements regarding income, family size and a few other details. One of the additional requirements is that the family in question has at least one child that is qualified to receive a free school lunch under the NSLP, which gives you general idea of the income level they're targeting. In addition, families can receive a $149.99 voucher for the purchase of a new computer.
Of course, that is not to say that the offering would be available to all families that might qualify financially. Other requirements include, of course, being in an area where Comcast provides service, not having subscribed to Comcast Internet service in the past 90 days and not having any outstanding balance to Comcast. If you manage to fit all those critera, however, it's a great deal. As a bonus, Comcast has pretty high and reliable speeds.