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James Maroney

Representing Milford, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge

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Sen. Maroney Hosts Affordable Internet Access Informational Forum at the West Haven Senior Center

State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) hosted an affordable internet access informational forum at the West Haven Senior Center on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The senator was joined by representatives from Comcast who presented a demonstration on how seniors can use their voice activated television remotes and also informed seniors on how they can sign up for the internet and cable program. They also discussed the Internet Essentials Program, which benefits low-income individuals.

About the Comcast Internet Essentials Program: The low-cost home internet service is eligible for low-income households living in a Comcast footprint who do not have internet service and who receive government services. The program is now available to even more low-income households beyond those participating in the National School Lunch Program and receiving housing assistance, including Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others. It provides low-cost Internet service (speeds up to 15/2 Mbps) for $9.95 a month plus tax including in-home Wi-Fi at no additional charge and access to 40 hours every 30 days of Wi-Fi outside the home through Xfinity Hotspots; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for $149.99; and access to free digital literacy training available in print, online and in person. There are no activation or equipment rental fees. Certain eligibility restrictions apply.

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