Lawmakers Say Low-Cost Internet Is Available

Posted On December 09, 2011

Internet(Brookville, Ind.) – Southeast Indiana state representatives Jud McMillin and Randy Frye are touting a program to bring internet service to low-income families.


The lawmakers say low-cost Internet can now be attained through Comcast’s Internet Essentials Home Program.


“The Internet has become a key part of learning, and many students now need internet access to complete their homework and other school projects,” said McMillin (R-Brookville). “I am pleased that this type of program is now available to help ensure more students have access to educational opportunities.”


To be eligible for a program, a family must meet four criteria:


-Be located where Comcast offers Internet service.


-Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program.


-Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days.


-Have not had an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.


Frye (R-Greensburg) said a lack of internet service stifles economic and educational growth.


“I will continue to work with the Indiana Regulatory Commission and service providers to connect Hoosiers with broadband access. It is essential for these areas of the state to have sufficient Internet access to grow and develop,” Frye said.


More information on the low-cost Internet program or an application can be obtained by calling 1-855-8-INTERNET.