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Comcast reports headway in its efforts to close the digital divide

Comcast Corp. said it is trying to do its bit to help bridge the digital divide that separates rich and poor American children when it comes to Internet access.

To address that divide, Philadelphia-based Comcast debuted what it calls its Internet Essentials program just over a year ago. The program provides free digital literacy training, access to Internet service at a guaranteed price of $9.95 per month, and the opportunity for families to buy a computer for less than $150 if they don’t already have one.

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