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Most Big Cable Companies Agree To Provide Low-Cost Internet To Low-Income Students

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Practically all of the major cable companies in the United States agreed today to provide Internet services to low-income students for $9.99 per month, along with low-cost computers. The project emulates a program begun this year by Comcast as a condition of their purchasing NBC.

A number of other players are in the mix, and you can read all about it in today’s New York Times article, F.C.C. Push to Expand Net Access Gains Help.

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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  1. This is a great example of why competition is great. One company launches a program and all the others, eager to seem like they’re just as good, launch their own versions of the same program.

    Hopefully this will lead to cheap internet for underprivileged students being much more widely available on a national scale.

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