Discount internet service, are a tremendous help to families, especially those with children. There are many people in American who cannot afford the $50 to $90 a month is costs for this service. There are also many families who still do not have computers. It is, this could be possible in such a rich nation, but it is the reality. There are companies, now offering low-cost broadband to the poor.
The three major companies that are offering discount internet service, to individuals and families, are Connect-to-Compete, Comcast and CenturyLink. They are not only providing discount internet service, but offering, low-cost computers as well as training in computer literacy. As these leaders in the communication industry are helping to bridge the gap, other companies like, Cablevision, Charter, Cox Communications, Bend Cable, Bright House Networks, Eagle Communications, GCI, Insight, Mediacom, Midcontinent, Sjoberg’s Cable and Suddenlink, have come on board as well!
Why Discount Internet Service?
Many low-income families do not have access to computers. These families fall behind more affluent families and in many ways can not compete in areas as simple as doing a book report or looking for employment or filing out a job application or sending a resume to an employer. Public library limits access to one hour, which makes online pursuits very difficult. If a family can not afford this technology, their children will suffer in their school work.
What Comcast Offers:
Comcast, has started a pilot program called, Internet Essentials. This is a program provides affordable discount internet service to the poor. If you meet the financial requirements, you may be eligible to receive this, at the cost of, $9.95 a month, before taxes. This program is available in any area wherever the internet access provider, Comcast is offering service. Low-income families as well as individuals will have access to high-speed internet (1.5Mbps) download speed, computers starting at $150.
- High speed-internet at $9.95 a month
- Norton Security Suite Antivirus Software
- Parental Control features
What Connect2Compete Offers:
- 3 – year access to the program
- Low cost broadband – $9.95 a month
- Refurbished computers starting at – $150
- Microsoft Office
- Windows 7
- 90-day tech support
- Free shipping
- Low cost computer classes offer by Geek Squad
- Access to Discovery Education’s “educational content,”
- Online certification classes for $1 for per call from CareerBuilder.com
If you presently qualify for the free government cell phone program, you will qualify for this low-cost internet offer; along with a low-cost computer or laptop.