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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/06/2019 05:03 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/06/2019 05:03 PM
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Comcast Announces Expansion Of Its Internet Essentials Program

Philadelphia, PA...Three million newly eligible households include those with disabilities and seniors. In eight years, the program has now connected more than eight million people from two million households to the internet at home. Comcast announced today it is significantly expanding eligibility for Internet Essentials, which is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in America, to include all qualified low-income households in its service area. The expansion is the most significant change in the program’s history. The Company estimates that more than three million additional low-income households, including households with people with disabilities, are now eligible to apply. It estimates a total of nearly seven million households now have access to low-cost Internet service, which literally doubles the total number of previously eligible households. In addition, the company announced that, since August 2011, Internet Essentials has connected more than eight million low-income individuals, from two million households, to the Internet at home, most for the first time in their lives. Today’s announcement follows 11 prior eligibility expansions, including last year’s extension of the program to low-income veterans.





“This expansion is the culmination of an audacious goal we set eight years ago, which was to meaningfully and significantly close the digital divide for low-income Americans,” said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast NBCUniversal. “The Internet is arguably the most important technological innovation in history, and it is unacceptable that we live in a country where millions of families and individuals are missing out on this life-changing resource. Whether the Internet is used for students to do their homework, adults to look for and apply for new jobs, seniors to keep in touch with friends and family, or veterans to access their well-deserved benefits or medical assistance, it is absolutely essential to be connected in our modern, digital age.”

To be eligible to apply to the program, low-income applicants simply need to show they are participating in one of more than a dozen different government assistance programs. These include: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A full list of these programs can be found at www.internetessentials.com. The Company already accepts applications from households that have a student eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, live in public housing or receive HUD Housing Assistance, including Section 8 vouchers, or participate in the Veterans Pension Program, as well as low-income seniors and community college students in select pilot markets.


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Posted on: 2019-08-06 21:36:58   By: Anonymous
 
And my costs keep going up every year to pay for others. Money I could be sharing with my children and family. Money I earned from my very own hard work. This is wrong. It is ok to give others a hand up. But it should be illegal to make people pay for the nonessential services of others.

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    Posted on: 2019-08-07 05:28:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Everybody's costs goes up, every year, it's called inflation.
    Any company besides AT&T is a good thing. You ever see AT&T folks working on a telephone line? I know, I know take a picture because it's pretty rare. But what I'm getting at, is when you do, it's usually at the same place time after time. It could be because of those oak tree limbs hanging on the telephone line, stretching them down 4 to 7 feet lower then they use to be? And the guys are repairing the broken lines somewhere between the limbs and the pole? Sum bytch I just might be on to something...I wonder if he cuts those limbs....naw then he'd have to get out a saw, set up that truck that has a lift and bucket on it cut the branches and either leave them or call to have them taken away and that's just too much to ask for. I'll just continue to work at the same old place where those lines keep breaking. But don't worry when you call because your line/s don't work we will tell you they will be fixed within 10 to 12 days.

    (Psst) if your telephone line is out tell the person you have an elder at home and that's the only way she has to call for help is the land line)

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-07 05:28:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Everybody's costs goes up, every year, it's called inflation.
    Any company besides AT&T is a good thing. You ever see AT&T folks working on a telephone line? I know, I know take a picture because it's pretty rare. But what I'm getting at, is when you do, it's usually at the same place time after time. It could be because of those oak tree limbs hanging on the telephone line, stretching them down 4 to 7 feet lower then they use to be? And the guys are repairing the broken lines somewhere between the limbs and the pole? Sum bytch I just might be on to something...I wonder if he cuts those limbs....naw then he'd have to get out a saw, set up that truck that has a lift and bucket on it cut the branches and either leave them or call to have them taken away and that's just too much to ask for. I'll just continue to work at the same old place where those lines keep breaking. But don't worry when you call because your line/s don't work we will tell you they will be fixed within 10 to 12 days.

    (Psst) if your telephone line is out tell the person you have an elder at home and that's the only way she has to call for help is the land line)

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