Skip to comments.Cable cos. to offer $9.95 broadband for poor homes
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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I want special treatment too. I am calling my cable company and telling them I am poor and want $9.95 broadband.
bread & internets
“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.
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.
and thier legitimate customers will pay for it.
Me too. My kids get free school lunch, cause I PAY FOR IT.
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.
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 ???
The parasites get another slice of our hard earned dollars. Isn’t Socialism grand? I am planning to shrug in the near future.
How much will it cost the “non-poor” homes to give it to them? Somebody’s going to have to pay for it.
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.
they just need quicker access to porn.
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.
“they just need quicker access to porn.”
And stupid youtube videos and Facebook.
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.
10.00 a month doesn’t cover the truck roll and the cost of the modem someone is gonna pay
Meant .768 Mbit lol
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.
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.
Sure, like 85% of the kids on free lunches don’t have lying parents.
The poor can go to hell!!!
Make your own way in this world or lie down in the street and die!
I want special treatment too,
You will get it, you will have the privileged treatment of paying more to support the redistribution to ‘poor homes’.
Let them earn their own cable money.
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.
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.
more like bread and porn.
Follow the money: which big Democrat donor will benefit from all the incoming Federal dollars to bankroll this boondoggle? Probably several. Occupy Democrat Grifters!
When was the last time you were job hunting?
My DSL is 40 bucks a month for 256k limited to 10 gig a month.
Alaska rates, best deal around.
“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.
That explains why my cable bill went up.
Will their computers arrive before or after they’re wired for broadband?
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