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Comcast Extends Low-Income Internet Program

Cable giant Comcast Corp. announced Tuesday that it will continue to offer its low-income broadband access Internet Essentials program indefinitely and provide $1 million in grants to organizations that help get people online. Comcast began the program almost three years ago as it tried to convince regulators to let it buy NBCUniversal. Since then, about 300,000 low-income families have signed up for the program, Comcast said Tuesday. Comcast’s extension of the program comes as it is trying to convince regulators to let it buy Time Warner Cable.

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