Comcast and HUD: Internet Essentials expanded

News from the Office of Broadband Development newsletter…

Last week, Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the expansion of Internet Essentials to all public housing and HUD assisted residents living in Comcast’s service area.

With this change, the program will no longer be limited to households with students in grades K-12 that qualify for free and reduced school lunch. It is expanded to include seniors, veterans and adults without children. Approximately 65 percent of HUD assisted households do not have school age children and will be newly eligible for this program. Internet Essentials provides a 10Mbps download broadband connection, including a wireless router, for $9.95 per month plus taxes.

You can contact them for more info – on this or the Border to Border grants:

Contact info for the MN Office of Broadband Development

Contact us at: http://mn.gov/deed/programs-services/broadband/contact/index.jsp

Minnesota Office of Broadband Development

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

332 Minnesota Street
Suite E-200
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-259-7610

Email: deed.broadband@state.mn.us

Website: www.mn.gov/deed/broadband

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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