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Comcast Offers Up To Six Months of Complimentary Internet Service And An Amnesty Program For Low-Income Families

Internet Essential Kicks Off Back to School Season in Georgia with Nationwide, Complimentary
Six-Month Offer, Discounted Computers and Free Digital Literacy Training for Eligible Families.

Comcast Has Now Connected More Than 1.4 Million Low-Income Americans to Internet at Home.

Cook County Helps Close Digital Divide for Low-Income Families
Comcast announces expansion of a new program, “Internet Essentials Learning Lab,” to help close the digital divide in Cook County.
Mayor Emanuel, Comcast Announce Chicago's Internet Essentials Enrollment
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO Wendy DuBoe, along with civic and community leaders, today kicked off the third year of the Comcast Internet Essentials program. Through this program, the number of low-income Chicago families who now have broadband connection at home doubled to 14,000 as part of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative for low-income families.  The partnership also established “Internet Essentials Learning Zones,” which brings community based organizations together to eliminate the digital divide.
Comcast Activates Nearly 100 WiFi Hotspots in Springfield
Comcast this week announced it has activated nearly 100 Wifi hotspots around the city of Springfield.
Comcast offers low-cost Internet to low-income Illinois families
In an effort to bridge the digital divide, Comcast is offering discounted Internet service, affordable computers and training on how to use them to qualifying low-income families in school districts across the country.
Push to bring faster broadband to college towns; PCI chairman Charles Benton attends

Partnership for a Connected Illinois chairman Charles Benton attended a meeting with Google and more than 50 other companies in Chicago on Monday, aimed finding funding for faster broadband for 37 college campuses including University of Chicago and Univeristy of Illinois.