Low income South Florida residents connect to Internet through Comcast program

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NBC Miami – More low-income families in South Florida are getting connected to the Internet – thanks to a program called “Internet Essentials” from Comcast, now in its second year.

“For your child to come home and need to do homework and you don’t have a computer or Internet to do it, it’s very hard,” said parent LaToya Giles. “You either have to find somewhere where you can go, or he doesn’t do his homework. And that’s the most hurtful feeling as a parent.”

The Giles are one of 12,000 South Florida families benefiting from discounted Internet service at $9.95 a month. To qualify, a family must have at least one child eligible to receive free or reduced school lunch under the National School Lunch Program.

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