Comcast Rolls Out Internet Essentials for Low-Income Seniors in Philadelphia

Comcast has launched a pilot program of its low-cost Internet Essentials program for low-income Philadelphia senior citizens.

There are nearly 200,000 citizens in Philadelphia who are 65 or older, and this is the first time they've had access to Comcast's Internet Essentials. Less than half of all senior citizens have access to high-speed Internet at home, according to the Pew Research Center.

“When seniors are on the wrong side of the digital divide, it can be isolating,” Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen said. “We’re excited to bring the power of the Internet to seniors in our hometown, so they can stay in touch with family and friends, access healthcare and financial resources, and enjoy online news and entertainment.

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