From 2011, the Internet Essentials program by Comcast has linked over 8 Million low-income people from 2 million houses to the web. Now, the firm declared that it is bringing low-priced Internet to an extra 3 Million low-revenue houses. Apart from the high-speed Internet at a monthly charge of $9.95, in addition to tax, consumers will be entitled for free digital literacy education and the choice to buy a device for less than $150.
To apply to the project, low-revenue people require showing that they are taking part in a federal assistance project such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid, or SSI (Supplemental Security Income). A complete list can be found on the web. Previous year, an expansion started the project to veterans, and Comcast already sponsored families with a student getting federal help. “The Internet is debatably the most essential technical innovation in history, and it is intolerable that we reside in a nation where millions of individuals and families are missing out on this life-altering facility,” claimed Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Executive Vice President at Comcast NBCUniversal, David L. Cohen, to the media in an interview.
Speaking of Comcast, the Xfinity Internet service by the firm last week appeared to be shot in areas all over the US, as per posts from multiple users, Down Detector, and media reports. Service was either fully shut or only operating partly in primary areas of the California, northwest, Illinois, New York state, Texas, Michigan, and Florida, as per Down Detector.
The outage began last week, as per various tweets. The firm did not declared anything at the time, and service experts had only offered vague responses to consumers who called about the issues. The firm’s own map only displayed local outages, but Down Detector showed this as a primary, countrywide problem.