A new plan launched by Comcast dubbed “Internet Essentials” will help low-income families afford the internet for just $10 a month.
Comcast, whose lowest priced plans range between $40 and $60, have decided to bring the internet to more families across the country who can’t afford their current rates. The internet connection features 1.5 Mbps download and 384 Kbps upload speed. There’s also a guarantee of no price increases after the fact.
To join the program, however, families have to meet four different criteria: They have to be located in an area where Comcast can actually deliver Internet service (obviously), one of their children has to be receiving free school lunches via the National School Lunch Program, families must not have had Comcast Internet service up to 90 days prior to requesting to join the program, and families must not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned Comcast equipment.