Skip to comments.Comcast Starts $9.95 Internet For Some Families
Posted on 08/17/2011 6:01:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
PITTSBURGH -- Comcast has a new program that lowers the price of its monthly Internet service from $48 to $9.95 for families whose children qualify for free school lunch.
The "Internet Essentials" program is being rolled out for the upcoming school year. It was announced Tuesday at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh offices downtown.
"It has the capacity to equalize educational activity and to bring the same high-quality educational materials to kids in our hardest-hit urban districts and the kids in our wealthiest suburban districts," a Comcast spokesman said.
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Here Comcast is all coax cables and the technology is crap, you cant find anything with it's program search feature and it has no utility to create favorites personal TV guides to ignore channels of no interest (or you don't even get.) It is crap.
Verizon FIOS is designed to easily find both your channels and programs of interest easily and record them if you get a DVR box,
bwaahahahahahahahah, silly me
Well remember that even coax to your home (client-side) does not mean that their entire network is copper. Fiber’s been around for the better part of 20 years, and most cable providers are using it since high def requires such a large expanse of bandwidth.
FIOS is problematic in our area. Verizon made an enormous push a few years ago to get everyone on board, but no one wants to make the jump since Bright House is such a strong leader in the community and an excellent overall provider of services. Not to mention, FIOS was panned by the local media for constant problems with television reception, bad receivers, and abysmal customer service.
Folks vote with their wallets, and in our area, Bright House is the clear winner.
A lot of businesses use BillPay or Automatic Draft to get their money. Our lowest paid employees frequently balk at Direct Deposit (required) because they don’t have a bank account. Some even ask if they can be paid in cash.
They won’t pay the bill(if they even know about it) so it’s almost a gimmick.
If you saw the headline here yesterday, Detroit Public Schools are now offering “free” lunches to EVERY child, so as to try to erase the stigma of receiving a handout.
you insensitive clods
The innocent poor victims of capitalism need this subsidy to connect their iPad 2 to the internet. Have you no soul?
Man, I wish they could expand FIOS everywhere!
Should short Comcast . . . no, wait, there will be Federal taxpayer subsidies soon, won’t there? Too big to fail.
But Comcast, what low rates you have!!
The better to flash mob you with, my dear.
The article fails to mention that this internet only connects to whitehouse.gov, moveon.org, democraticunderground.com, and flashmob.com.
Satellite internet blows great steaming chunks, I connect with one. Latency with all of the error correction and lightspeed delay is on the order of 1.5 seconds. That is the transit time for a ping to the gateway. Light rain takes it out completely, and if you get lightning there is a whole nother story to tell...
FIOS sounds pretty good to me. I can hardly wait.
Not to mention a 17GB rolling average bandwidth cap. That turns into about an hour of video per day, not optimal. Downloading an ISO (bootable CD image) eats more than a day’s allocation. Usually you can get enough speed to support video, except early in the evening when everybody is on. Sharing your internet connection with everybody else who only has satellite is very sub-optimal.
Reverse discrimination—plain & simple.
Hope someone sues them!!!
ALL of Detroit kids will get free food starting this fall.
SOOOO—Comcst will have to lower their prices all over Detroit????
This kind of business decision is self-destructive.
Wonder how the stockholders of Comcast feel about this kind of business???
The internet works both ways. This makes me wonder what kind of content Comcast will try shoving down the throats of those families.