Comcast offers low-cost internet program to veterans

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Comcast has expanded its Internet Essentials broadband adoption program to the more than 1 million low-income veterans who live in its service area, the company announced Monday.
The Internet Essentials program is in its seventh year of providing broadband access to low-income families. According to a progress report released Monday, the company has connected more than 6 million Americans — 2 million in the last year alone — through Internet Essentials, which provides low-cost internet and digital literacy training.
The company cites figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community survey, which say that less than 70% of low-income veterans have internet access and 40% don’t own a computer.

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