Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Comcast to offer cheaper Internet to CPS students

This is only available to those 330,000 students who qualify for free lunches at the Chicago Public Schools:
The partnership between the city schools and Comcast is the first of its kind in the nation. "Having access to high-speed Internet service allows children to do schoolwork, adults to find jobs and grow the city's economy, and families to learn and explore together," Emanuel said in a press release.

Home internet that would normally cost $48.95 per month will be available to qualifying families for $9.95 per month under the Internet Essentials program, Emanuel said. And families will also be able to purchase computers for $150, he said.

The program will launch this fall.
This Tribune article a retweet from the 6th Ward Chicago (our official service office) twitter account. :P

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