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Comcast offers low-income web access

Comcast Corp., a media and technology company, announced the start of the third year of its Internet Essentials program, which offers eligible low-income families across Maryland affordable Internet service and low-cost computers, as well as free digital literacy training and resources.

Since August 2011, more than 4,500 families in Maryland have enrolled, paying about $9.95 a month for Internet access. Nationwide, more than 220,000 families — 900,000 individuals — now have a broadband connection at home.

The company said it has added enhancements to the program, including increased speed, streamlined enrollment and expanded eligibility to include parochial, private, cyberschool and homeschooled students.

For information, go to or call 1- 855-846-8376.