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$15 High-Speed Internet Now Available to Low-Income New Yorkers

(DNAINFO) Shaye Weaver | March 16, 2017 — Low income families and seniors can now access high-speed internet for much less than the going rate, thanks to a new offering by Charter.

Starting Thursday, eligible residents can sign up for Charter’s Spectrum Internet Assist at 30 megabytes per second for $14.99 per month. Those who seek wireless service would need to add $5 and tax to the cost.

The new service is meant to “bridge the digital divide” and bring the “absolute necessity” to those who haven’t been able to afford it until now, according to Public Advocate Letitia James, who announced the service on Thursday at the Stanley Isaacs Community Center with Councilman Ben Kallos — both spearheaded the push for more affordable internet.

Source: $15 High-Speed Internet Now Available to Low-Income New Yorkers – Upper East Side – DNAinfo New York