Roque Lachica Jr on 18 Jun 2015 18:19:08 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] FCC to subsidize broadband for low income households

Douglas & Keith

Thanks for the reminder guys,

Check this out: Comcast call 1hr. ago. @ Internet Essentials #.
Me:  I would like to apply for internet. But I don't have a child on the " free lunch program ". ( requirement )
Comcast: Sure,  your address please.
( 20 minutes and rep. can't repeat back my address correctly)
Me: please put your supervr. on thanks.
Comcast: sure - hold please (5 minutes later)
Rep: my supervisor said.....
Me: no no no I need to speak w. your supervisor now.( 5 minutes later)
Suprvr-Aron id. # 4978: how can I help you?
Me: repeat back my address please. (he gets it right)
To end this saga of an hour; Comcast doesn't cover my area but WindStream does.
Question to PLUG:  Do all ISPs have a similar Fed. program or plan they must provide for the " economically disadvantaged ", or broke folks ?

On Jun 18, 2015 7:21 PM, "Douglas Muth" <> wrote:
On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Keith C. Perry <> wrote:
I think this came up after PLUG North a couple of meetings ago.

This is pretty cool, and sounds like it might go hand-in-hand with the low-cost Internet that Comcast offers to financially disadvantaged households: 

When I grew up, it was school lunches.  Now, it's Internet connectivity.  How times have changed. :-)

-- Doug

Douglas T. Muth * Philadelphia, PA, USA
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