Affordable Internet Access for Low-Income Families

By: News 10
By: News 10

As a new school year begins, the Michigan Public Service Commission is reminding families they may qualify for affordable internet access.

“The Internet has proven to be a necessity for success at school,” said MPSC Chairman John D. Quackenbush. “With the start of the school year upon us, parents should be aware that two Internet service providers in Michigan offer Internet service for approximately $10 per month and make computers available for approximately $150. With prices like that, the digital divide is shrinking, making Internet service available to more and more Michigan families. These programs are helping to achieve Michigan’s goal to increase broadband access, adoption, and use.”

Comcast and CenturyLink both offer programs that provide Internet service to low-income students and families, as well as computers at heavily discounted prices. In addition, free Internet training is provided.

Eligibility varies by company. Just click on the link below for more details on the programs (including additional charges that may apply). is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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