For many in the U.S., access to internet service, when available, remains unaffordable. Increasingly, though, internet service providers are offering internet packages at lower prices to meet the needs of low-income individuals and families.
This KARE 11 News article, from Minneapolis, MN, covers the Internet Essentials program offered by Comcast, which provides high-speed internet service along with the option to buy a low-cost “internet ready” computer. In addition, Comcast offers free training in digital literacy, so that new users can get the most out of their internet experience. To learn more about this program, visit the Comcast Internet Essentials site.
BroadbandNow, a website that connects consumers with service providers in their area and allows them to compare prices and packages, offers resources and tools to let you discover your local options. To learn more, visit BroadbandNow’s article on “Internet Options for Low and Fixed Income Households.”