NM families may qualify for low-cost Internet

October 31, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico families may qualify for discounted broadband Internet service under a program by cable television provider Comcast.

Martinez joined with Comcast officials Thursday to promote [auth] the third year of a program allowing some families with school children to buy Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax.

Families may be eligible, depending on their income, if they have children who can receive free or reduced-price school lunches.

Company officials said more than 4,000 New Mexico families, with nearly two-thirds of them in Albuquerque, are participating in the program.

The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and other community groups are helping to alert families to the program.

Super Bowl-winning NFL coach Tony Dungy, who represents Comcast, participated in Thursday’s announcement.

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