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Comcast offers low-cost Internet service to public housing residents in four cities

Matt Hamblen | March 28, 2016
Like Google Fiber, Comcast is working with federal ConnectHome initiative to close the digital divide

HUD confirmed that it is not providing subsidies to low-income residents on Internet Essentials in the Comcast pilot cities nor in any of the other ConnectHome cities. HUD’s role is to connect Internet providers with low-income families.

Comcast's next-fastest tier of Internet service is called the Internet Performance tier, which offers 25Mbps downstream speeds and 5Mbps upstream and costs $60 to $70 per month, depending on the market, Comcast said.


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