Back in September, we reported on Comcast’s push to help low income households get up and running online with low cost computers and broadband access for $9.95 as a part of their deal to obtain NBC Universal. Now the Federal Communications Commission has offered to do the same for the 100 million households that do not have access to the Internet or a computer.
According to the New York Times, the FCC has gotten most cable companies to offer low income families broadband access for $9.99 per month. The initiative is supposed to help families educate their children and by giving access to the Internet show the importance and worth of having the service in a home.
Morgan Stanley will provide a credit program to assist families afford the refurbished computers from a technology company offering the computers for $150. Microsoft will also provide software for the computers. It’s a real joint effort between the business community and the community of America.
Read the full report here.