Bridging the Opportunity Divide

Boston Students Help Low-Income Families Get Online

November 25, 2013
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Boston Students Help Low-Income Families Get Online
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The program offers broadband access for $9.95 a month to any family with a child who qualifies for free lunch

Students at Northeastern University have formed a partnership with Comcast to help low-income Boston residents access the Internet. Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which offers broadband access for $9.95 a month to any family with a child who qualifies for free lunch, recently marked its third anniversary, and has helped a million people across the country get online. As a part of the program, low-income families can purchase a computer for less than $150. In the coming year, Northeastern students will staff digital literacy training programs, and Comcast will publicize its low-income broadband access program throughout Boston.

 

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