Comcast has been in the news a lot lately. The Verge recently posted an article about Comcast offering low income families affordable Internet service for basically 10 bucks a month; it’s called Internet Essentials. This plan has been in place since 2011, but is not something that Comcast runs around telling everyone. This particular arrangement wasn’t something that Comcast came up with on their own, it was a contingent agreement that was made when Comcast purchased NBC Universal.
It’s hard to get Comcast a complement; especially recently with the attack on net neutrality and the crap with Netflix, but having the ability to offer basic Internet service to low income families is actually a very cool thing. It’s almost a social utility or humanitarian offering.
You’d like to think that it’s a goodwill offering from them towards low income families out of the goodness of their heart, but it’s not; they were forced to do it. So why don’t they advertise this plan on their main website?