PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Comcast says extra individuals at the moment are benefiting from its web service for low-revenue households.
The six-yr-previous Web Necessities program is now in a single million households nationwide, serving 4 million individuals. Web Necessities supplies a broadband connection to low-revenue households for $10 a month. Throughout a convention name, Comcast senior government VP David L. Cohen stated participation in Philadelphia is rising.
“They’re been creeping up within the rankings. Within the first yr or two, Philadelphia was a prime-20 metropolis — which I feel was fairly embarrassing to everybody,” Cohen stated. “However they’re now quantity-three within the nation.”
Philadelphia now has 31,000 households signed-up for its low-revenue web service. Cohen credit Philadelphia’s faculties superintendent with encouraging that progress.
“Since Invoice Hite’s arrival in Philadelphia, the Faculty District has been an enthusiastic associate,” he stated.
Cohen additionally introduced Comcast can be boosting the velocity on Web Necessities to fifteen mbps, and offering forty hours of free out-of-house wifi entry every month.