CenturyLink offers Internet classes for low-income

Galesburg, IL - CenturyLink Inc. is introducing CenturyLink Internet Basics to improve and promote broadband adoption and use by low-income consumers in Galesburg. 

To help get more low-income households online, CenturyLink is offering discounted high-speed Internet service starting at $9.95 a month, plus applicable taxes and fees, to eligible consumers in Illinois and 36 other states where it has local operations. The service provides access up to 1.5 Mbps downstream capability. Higher bandwidth services, where available, are offered at a comparable discount.

According to a news release, CenturyLink also is offering program participants an Internet-ready netbook computer for $150, plus taxes, shipping and handling. The new equipment includes access to CenturyLink@Ease, a comprehensive suite of backup, security and support services.

“We are pleased to bring CenturyLink Internet Basics to our local service areas in Illinois,” said Michael Brill, vice president and general manager for CenturyLink in Illinois, in a news release. “This program is designed to bridge the digital divide and provide assistance to families in Galesburg and other communities in our area that need help getting online.”

In addition, CenturyLink is arranging basic computer education and technology through community groups and senior centers, as well as schools, libraries, and other state and local institutions, in more than 100 markets throughout the country.

Click here to read the full story in The Register-Mail.

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