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Cable cos. to offer $9.95 broadband for poor homes
AP ^ | November 9, 2011 | PETER SVENSSON

Posted on 11/09/2011 8:57:24 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

NEW YORK (AP) — Cable companies said Wednesday that they will offer Internet service for $9.95 per month to homes with children that are eligible for free school lunches.

The offer will start next summer and is part of an initiative the Federal Communications Commission cobbled together to get more U.S. homes connected to broadband.

One third, or about 35 million homes, don't have broadband. That affects people's ability to educate themselves and find and apply for jobs, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: broadband; cable; comcrap; czar; fc; freecheese; internet; technology; twc
And it will be 100% legit.
1 posted on 11/09/2011 8:57:26 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I want special treatment too. I am calling my cable company and telling them I am poor and want $9.95 broadband.


2 posted on 11/09/2011 8:58:54 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: ConservativeStatement

bread & internets


3 posted on 11/09/2011 9:01:04 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“The offer will start next summer and is part of an initiative the Federal Communications Commission cobbled together to get more U.S. homes connected to broadband.”

Another GSE, another intrusion into free enterprise, another million votes for the Dhims.


4 posted on 11/09/2011 9:01:30 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Children who are “eligible for free school lunches” should have NO TV.

TV and and the entertainment morass is actually a distraction and burden to such kids.


5 posted on 11/09/2011 9:02:08 AM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: ConservativeStatement

and thier legitimate customers will pay for it.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 9:03:41 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I don't have a problem with it until the next time I call them and ask why is my bill so high.
7 posted on 11/09/2011 9:07:08 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Rightly Biased

Backdoor Socialism


8 posted on 11/09/2011 9:08:04 AM PST by quesera (We are definitely so screwed!!)
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To: Longbow1969

Me too. My kids get free school lunch, cause I PAY FOR IT.


9 posted on 11/09/2011 9:09:56 AM PST by cyclotic (People who live withing their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
We the workers will pay for it too....I give up.
10 posted on 11/09/2011 9:12:10 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

One third, or about 35 million homes, don’t have broadband. That affects people’s ability to educate themselves and find and apply for jobs, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said.
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Gollies

Whats wrong with those people ???

I never used the Internet to “educate myself and find and apply for jobs”

Why do they need it ???

I used newspapers and books...

Since these are people who must be sitting at home since they dont have jobs, whats the betting they wont just watch porn, play games or gamble online ???

Plus if they do look for jobs and go to work what happens then ???

Will they then be charged the regular rates ???


11 posted on 11/09/2011 9:14:15 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: ConservativeStatement

The parasites get another slice of our hard earned dollars. Isn’t Socialism grand? I am planning to shrug in the near future.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 9:16:36 AM PST by sand88
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To: ConservativeStatement

How much will it cost the “non-poor” homes to give it to them? Somebody’s going to have to pay for it.


13 posted on 11/09/2011 9:16:53 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: ConservativeStatement

Note that this reduce-price broadband is also (significantly) reduced speed over the normally-priced plans.

My only problem with this is the means testing they put on it; instead, I’d just prefer they offer this low tier of service to ANY subscriber who is ok with the slower speeds.


14 posted on 11/09/2011 9:18:46 AM PST by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

they just need quicker access to porn.


15 posted on 11/09/2011 9:19:37 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: kevkrom
I’d just prefer they offer this low tier of service to ANY subscriber who is ok with the slower speeds.

I didn't read the article but they're probably offering 7.68 Mbit DSL or 1 Mbit Cable broadband? My own DSL is $14.95/month from Frontier. Yeah, $9.95 would be better yet.

16 posted on 11/09/2011 9:24:08 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Rightly Biased

“they just need quicker access to porn.”

And stupid youtube videos and Facebook.


17 posted on 11/09/2011 9:25:16 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: ConservativeStatement

So when do the taxpayers get the bill for the computers they need to connect to this? Heck, the “poor” already get free cell phones.


18 posted on 11/09/2011 9:26:05 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: No Socialist

10.00 a month doesn’t cover the truck roll and the cost of the modem someone is gonna pay


19 posted on 11/09/2011 9:28:45 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: steve86

Meant .768 Mbit lol


20 posted on 11/09/2011 9:31:37 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: ConservativeStatement

You know, we used to not give people free stuff so they would work to get the better things in life. Giving people free stuff really turns them into slaves.


21 posted on 11/09/2011 9:39:37 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ConservativeStatement
The offer will start next summer and is part of an initiative the Federal Communications Commission cobbled together to get more U.S. homes connected to broadband.

Sounds like the Obama administration leaned on internet providers who will just pass the cost along to their paying customers. Hey, if you don't have computer access, go to the library.

22 posted on 11/09/2011 9:41:23 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sure, like 85% of the kids on free lunches don’t have lying parents.


23 posted on 11/09/2011 9:42:04 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Thats discrimination!!!

The poor can go to hell!!!

Make your own way in this world or lie down in the street and die!

24 posted on 11/09/2011 9:50:12 AM PST by dalereed (uity wise!)
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To: Longbow1969

I want special treatment too,
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You will get it, you will have the privileged treatment of paying more to support the redistribution to ‘poor homes’.


25 posted on 11/09/2011 9:55:39 AM PST by Irenic
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To: ConservativeStatement

Let them earn their own cable money.


26 posted on 11/09/2011 10:08:40 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is discrimination against people who don’t exactly meet their carefully parsed criteria.

But after all - They don’t want to just come out and say they are offering this discounted service only to non-whites living on the taxpayers backs.


27 posted on 11/09/2011 10:08:45 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (Ben Raines For President)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why do people deserve this just for being “poor”? Other subscribers are going to pay for this. we’re already paying gas and electric fees for “poor” folks that run their heaters at 90 degrees and instead of turning them down, open windows. Not making that up, I’ve had several installers tell me this is what they’ve seen.


28 posted on 11/09/2011 10:09:07 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

more like bread and porn.


29 posted on 11/09/2011 10:09:45 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Follow the money: which big Democrat donor will benefit from all the incoming Federal dollars to bankroll this boondoggle? Probably several. Occupy Democrat Grifters!


30 posted on 11/09/2011 10:12:18 AM PST by GnL
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To: Tennessee Nana

When was the last time you were job hunting?


31 posted on 11/09/2011 10:12:27 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: steve86

My DSL is 40 bucks a month for 256k limited to 10 gig a month.

Alaska rates, best deal around.


32 posted on 11/09/2011 10:18:33 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: blueunicorn6

“You know, we used to not give people free stuff so they would work to get the better things in life. Giving people free stuff really turns them into slaves.”

Truth to power there brother. All by design.


33 posted on 11/09/2011 10:32:10 AM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: ConservativeStatement

That explains why my cable bill went up.


34 posted on 11/09/2011 10:42:03 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: ConservativeStatement

Will their computers arrive before or after they’re wired for broadband?


35 posted on 11/09/2011 10:50:52 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (save a pretzel for the gas jets)
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To: ConservativeStatement

All of us already pay for this. Look on your cable/internet phone bill under universal service fee. If you want to read more see my article (some call it a blog) from Aug of this year
http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-new-york/anatomy-of-a-giveaway


36 posted on 11/09/2011 11:09:16 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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