Comcast Promotes $10 Broadband
Aimed At Low-Income Homes As Part of NBCU Conditions
One of the few conditions faced by Comcast when they acquired NBC Universal was that the company had to offer $10 broadband to any household making less than $20,000 a year -- for a few years. It was actually a condition Comcast volunteered as it wasn't particularly difficult to achieve
, and this week finds the company promoting the program in Miami and Delaware
. According to Comcast, every household in Comcast's footprint with children who receive free lunches under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will qualify. Qualified homes get Comcast XFINITY Economy broadband service (1.5 Mbps down, 384 kbps up and usually offered for $25 if we're not mistaken) for $10 a month, the opportunity to buy a PC for $150, and access to digital literacy training.
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So the poor get the rewards everyone else pays for.
Pure garbage. Why should the low income people be entitled to things paid for by the middle, rich classes?
Broadband is a luxury, just as owning a computer is a luxury.
No one needs the internet to live, nor a computer.
This is just to pump up public opinion, get a tax write off ploy.
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You've busted your ass your whole life, worked since you were 16, went to college and grad school - own your own home... and so you get to pay Verizon $400 a month for your internet, phones, and television.
Congratulations on having 5 kids, a crap job and no money. We'll give you cable internet for $10!
Stories like this just piss me off....
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