Internet providers give special rates to low-income homes with school-age kids

Internet providers give special rates to low-income homes with school-age kids


MANY INTERNET PROVIDERS ARE OFFERING SPECIAL RATES TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE AREA. — DANNIKA — THAT’S BECAUSE DEMAND FOR WEB ACCESS IS GROWING…AS MORE TEACHERS ASSIGN STUDENTS HOMEWORK ONLINE. DOUBLEBOX EDEN CHECKOL, CONTINUES OUR BACK TO SCHOOL COVERAGE THIS MORNING WITH MORE ON THOSE AFFORDABLE OPTIONS. GOOD MORNING EDEN! TAKE REMOTE — EDEN — GOOD MORNING ADAM AND DANNIKA! DOING HOMEWORK ON LOOSE-LEAF PAPER IS BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST. MANY INTERNET PROVIDORS RECOGNIZE THAT…SO THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE WEB ACCESS MORE AFFORDABLE FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES WITH SCHOOL-AGE KIDS. GEN FULL — EDEN — HERE ARE A FEW OPTIONS FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS THAT QUALIFY… CENTURY LINK CHARGES 9.95 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS… COMCAST OFFERS THE SAME PRICE…BUT PARENTS MUST SHOW PROOF THAT THEIR KIDS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR REDUCED OR FREE LUNCH. AT&T HAS INTERNET PRICES STARTING AT FIVE BUCKS A MONTH DEPENDING ON SPEED. PEOPLE IN THE SNAP NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DO QUALIFY. SPECTRUM ALSO HAS DEALS FOR 14.99. VO/NAT — EDEN — SOME SAY…EVEN WITH DISCOUNTED INTERNET RATES…LOW-INCOME FAMILIES MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO GET ASSIGNMENTS DONE. THAT’S WHERE THEY MEADOWRIDGE LIBRARY COMES IN… THEY HAVE 11 COMPUTERS, LAPTOPS, AND TABLETS AVAILABLE TO UNDER-SERVED STUDENTS. THEY ALSO MAKE SURE TO OFFER MORE THAN JUST FREE WEB ACCESS… DISSOLVE SOT (((“12;11 “if you have to print your assignment, we have a color printer, we have a black and white printer. I think we have all the software you would need… you know the word suites and whatever, and staff are available about different databases so not only do we have the physical computers but we’ve got the staff to help you find what you need to do your homework.” 12;32 “))) TRAILING VO/NAT — EDEN — THIS LIBRARY IS TYPICALLY AT FULL CAPACITY. THE SUPERVISOR HERE AT MEADOWRIDGE TELLS ME AT LEAST 30 STUDENTS USE THE COMPUTERS HERE A DAY. LIVE SHOT — EDEN — THE LIBRARY RECENTLY INCREASED COMPUTER-USE TIME TO TWO HOURS PER PERSON… DOUBLEBOX BECAUSE OF THE GROWING DEMAND HERE AT MEADOWRIDGE. BACK TO YOU. THANKS EDEN.

Danny Hutson

1 thought on “Internet providers give special rates to low-income homes with school-age kids

  1. More giveaways for non-whites.  "Low income" is just another euphemism for non-white.  And yet I'm the one who is privileged? Free lunch, SNAP, foo-stanf, Section 8, affirmative action, free college, free utilities, free internet, community centers, social workers, bilingual outreach, and I'm the privileged one?  Wow.  Anybody ever stop and ask "Gee, how com non-whites need SO MANY handouts and programs, and the STILL can't cut it?"  No, you don't, do you?  If you ever get curious, I'm here for you.

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