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Poor? Lucky you, get internet for 10$ a month

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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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Comcast's Internet Essentials offers $10 internet access to low-income families

Earlier this year, when Comcast bought up NBC Universal, the company made a promise to boost broadband access in underserved communities and, with the launch of its new Internet Essentials service, it looks poised to follow through on that commitment. Originally laid out as the Comcast Broadband Opportunity Program, the plan offers internet access for only $10 a month to families with children who qualify for free lunch programs. Taking its commitment even further, the outfit is offering a $150 voucher for the purchase of a computer, access to free digital literacy training, and a Norton Security Suite.

Financed by the government? Anyway this will help poor folks get access to worldwide information... hopefully it helps kids get the info they need... and they don't waste that almost free internet to go on facebook and play video games.




posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:39 AM
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let them pirate PC games and movies, less on the street bangin for fun. maybe porn addiction will increase and birthrates amongst the poor will decrease.
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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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nobody said about unregulated or unlimited internet



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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YAHOO! quiting my job tomorrow.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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Oh goodie!

Entitlement number 1,598,037

I guess libraries aren't good enough anymore.
What's this little treasure costing us?



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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No wonder my bills have gone up.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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sure why not they think having a cell phone is a civil right why not subsidize the internet too.

hell im paying over 100 bucks a month for a 50 mb connection

i quit and let the government pay all my bills i tired of being a sucker.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:57 AM
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Having easy access to the internet is a right now that it is required to have a productive and meaningful life.

Access to information should never be stifled.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:00 AM
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just how productive is someone on welfare getting next to free internet?

second



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by SG-17
Having easy access to the internet is a right now that it is required to have a productive and meaningful life.

Access to information should never be stifled.

Libraries.
Already there.
Or is walking to said places just too much to ask for.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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Originally posted by neo96
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just how productive is someone on welfare getting next to free internet?

second


Here's a thought....next to free internet = online business = self sufficiency

somebody will figure it out.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:18 AM
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Libraries have limited capacity.


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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:19 AM
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wow... are you guys seriously mad at comcast offering cheap internet to poor people? i understand as a arm chair consipracy advocate you cant be happy with anything but redbull and wireless peripherals... but sheesh... comcast is not your government just a company (probably getting a write off) doing what looks to be a GOOD thing

mad when the poor are kept down and mad when the poor are helped out... wow
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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by SG-17
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Libraries have limited capacity.

That's your rebuttal?
Low bandwidth?
So it's life, liberty, and highspeed DSL?

(as a country, we are so screwed)



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:27 AM
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It is pursuit of happiness, surprised that you don't know that.


Internet is required to function properly in today's society and have a component of happiness. It is a utility. It is as much of a right as cheap/free access to clean water.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:31 AM
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life has a limited capacity underneath government

second line agrees



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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I read the whole article, the press release, and I went through the website for the program. No where does any of it say that it is paid for by the government or by tax money. It seems like it is just a comcast thing. So they probably will be passing on some of the cost to their subscribers, but the money for this is not coming out of our taxes. Seems like a good program to me I guess. Wish I could get $10 broadband.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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Originally posted by SG-17
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It is pursuit of happiness, surprised that you don't know that.


Internet is required to function properly in today's society and have a component of happiness. It is a utility. It is as much of a right as cheap/free access to clean water.

Wrong. Really. Just wrong. Turn off your water for a week, and you'll die. Turn off your computer for a week and you'll lose weight.
Libraries, unemployment offices already have computers.

Life did exist before computers. Honest. (we read books)

edit on 7-8-2011 by beezzer because: just never read dictionaries



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 02:37 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer Life did exist before computers. Honest. (we read books)

Now we have far more information available. We can discuss conspiracies, participate in large defined communities, teach each other, and download free productivity software. What I did as a kid is nothing like what I am able to do with the internet.

The library does give 2 hours a day. However, constant and easy access allows for train of thought linking any time an idea occurs.

The revolution will not be televised.
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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 03:04 AM
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I pay £10.00 / $16 a month for unlimited (no fair use police) internet access, while I know some UK providers go as low as £5.00 / $8 a month (capped at 40gb month) or £2.99 / $5 a month (capped at 20gb month)

So I don't see how a $10 / £6 a month plan for the unemployed is taking the pee unless you guys are being shafted pricewise to begin with..



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