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  1. Internet Essentials: 5 Years, 3 Million Connected

    According to Comcast's (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) five-year progress report on its Internet Essentials low-income broadband adoption program, to date the program has helped connect 750,000 families, or approximately 3 million Americans, to low-cost, high-speed Internet service at home. The company also plans to announce more than $2 million in grants to community-based organizations that provide digital literacy training and Internet access. In July , Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development expanded HUD's ConnectHome low-income Internet adoption program so that public housing and HUD-assisted residents living in Comcast's service area can apply for Internet Essentials, even if they don't have children. There are up to 2 million HUD-assisted homes in Comcast's service area, which account for approximately 40% of all HUD households. The Internet Essentials Five Year Progress Report, available here , also indicates that Comcast has invested more than $300 million in cash and in-kind support to help fund digital literacy training and educational initiatives, reaching nearly 4.4 million people through national and local nonprofit community partners. Since the launch of the program, Comcast has distributed 54,000 subsidized computers and partnered with more than 9,000 community partners, including schools and school districts, community-based organizations, elected officials, and businesses. Internet Essentials, introduced in 2011 in Chicago, provides low-cost high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for less than $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online and in-person. In other Comcast news, Comcast Business has expanded its fiber network in Tallahassee, FL, to offer local businesses Ethernet services with speeds up to 100 Gbps and a variety of other business services, including Internet, voice, TV services and cloud-based computing solutions.

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  2. Internet Essentials: No Kids, No Problem

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have expanded HUD's ConnectHome low-income ...

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    Fri, 15 Jul 2016

  3. AT&T Intros Low-Income Internet Program

    AT&T (NYSE:T) has launched a new low-income Internet adoption program called Access from AT&T. The program, which also includes free ...

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    Fri, 22 Apr 2016

  4. Rogers Intros Gigabit Biz Internet in Ontario

    Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.A) plans to deliver gigabit Internet speeds with unlimited data usage to small business customers in ...

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    Thu, 21 Apr 2016

  1. Cox Ups Low-Income Internet Effort

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    Mon, 18 Apr 2016

  2. Rogers Ramping Up Low-Income Internet

    Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.A) is expanding its Connected for Success low-income Internet adoption program, which started in ...

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    Fri, 8 Apr 2016

  3. Comcast Joins ConnectHome Low-Income Web Program

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has announced a pilot web program with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) ...

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    Thu, 24 Mar 2016

  4. Busy Day for Comcast

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is having a busy day. The company announced an MDU deal in Connecticut, a business services expansion in ...

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    Thu, 29 Oct 2015

  5. Comcast Doubling Internet Essentials Speeds

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced several enhancements for its Internet Essentials low-income Internet adoption program. The ...

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    Tue, 4 Aug 2015

  6. Google Fiber Aims at Austin Public Housing

    Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Fiber is working with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) on a low-income Internet adoption ...

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

  7. Commerce Dept.: 'Broadband Divide' Narrows

    According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration and National Telecommunications and Information Administration report, "Exploring the Digital Nation," approximately seven out of 10 households in the United States subscribe ...

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    Thu, 10 Nov 2011

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