Oh, here's their $10 "deal:"https://www.pcworld.com/article/237477/ ... ilies.html
The new service is part of Comcast’s bid to comply with regulators who required the company to help poor families connect to the Internet in exchange for approval of the acquisition of NBC Universal.
The low-cost connection will feature a paltry 1.5 Mbps download speed, and up to 384 Kbps upload, Comcast said, and the option will be available in the 39 states the cable provider currently serves. Comcast won’t charge for the activation costs or equipment rental fees either, and the company guaranteed no price increases on the $10 monthly fee.
Who is Eligible
Families have to meet four different criteria in order to benefit from Comcast’s Internet Essentials. One of the children has to be enrolled in the National School Lunch Program; families have to be in one of the 39 states Comcast serves; they can’t have had Internet service from the company 90 days prior to joining the program; and can’t have any overdue Comcast bills or unreturned equipment. Once enrolled, Comcast also offers vouchers towards a budget computer worth $150.
Better than nothing I guess...but 1.5Mbps? Gimme a break! Also, it's for families only, in spite of the very real fact there are plenty of low income, single people out there on Medicaid and Social Security as their only health care and income...I'm thinking mainly here, of seniors and the disabled. Yet they're excluded! But can you imagine these families trying to share such a low bandwidth on multiple devices? They'll be fighting all the time, to use the Internet. FYI I'm on a low income myself, both as a senior and a disabled person...just got lucky with very low rent. Thank you, Rent Control!