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Comcast offers lnternet plan for low-income households

By Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media/ Comcast has unveiled a program, known as “Internet Essentials”, to expand Internet access for about $10 a month to low-income families.

The cable and Internet provider wants to make the program available next month in 39 states, including Illinois, where the company’s Internet service is offered. Comcast spokesman Jack Segal said eligible families must have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program. He estimates that lunch program is open to more than 4,500 students in Champaign and Urbana.

Screen shot of Comcast's new low-cost Internet plan

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