Comcast & $10 Broadband for Kids in Need

Comcast & $10 Broadband for Kids in Need

Joelle Alcaidinho
Nov 17, 2011

As we all know, broadband in the USA is not cheap. While there are some internet plans that have lower prices, those lower prices come with not so fast speed. Unlike many other countries around the world, we have a pretty big digital divide in the United States. This digital divide puts many kids at a disadvantage when it comes to learning, since schools all over this country are requiring more work to be done at home, and that work needs broadband. Wanting to do something about this, Comcast created Internet Essentials.

Consider this sort of a PSA about the new program, which we only heard about after attending the Hechinger Seminar. Internet Essentials by Comcast provides broadband service that normally costs $41 a month for $10 a month to families that have children that are eligible for free school lunch.

The program also has partnerships with Acer, Dell, and Microsoft to offer computers for $150. By providing these tech essentials at a reduced cost, Internet Essentials hopes to help bridge the digital divide.

Does your child qualify for free lunch or do you know a child that does? Have them check out Internet Essentials to learn how to take advantage of this program. As broadband loving folks that want to see more kids experience all of the great stuff the internet has to offer, we hope that word about this program spreads fast.

What do you think about this new program? What can we do as tech loving adults to help bridge the digital divide?

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