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Comcast's Internet Essentials Program Won't Close Digital Divide

  • Medium, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:39 AM

Comcast's biggest “tool of persuasion” with regulators weighing the Time Warner merger is the Internet Essentials program, which promises to extend low-cost Internet access to some people who can't afford full prices, writes broadband policy expert Susan Crawford on Medium. But the program, which is only for families with school-age children, “does nothing to close the digital divide for other underserved groups like the elderly, the disabled, and low-income childless adults,” she writes.

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