CenturyLink unveiled Internet Basics this week, a discounted broadband service targeting low-income households. The service will offer 1.5 Mbps DSL service for $9.95/month (plus applicable taxes and fees) to households that qualify for Lifeline Affordable Telephone Service. The offer will be made available across CenturyLink’s 37 state footprint.

The program also offers a discounted $150 netbook computer and access to CenturyLink@Ease, an Internet security suite and back-up service. Centurylink also intends to offer free computer and Internet training classes through local organizations and civic groups.

“While the Internet has become part of daily life for most Americans, many still aren’t connected because the cost is beyond their reach. CenturyLink is pleased to introduce this new program that offers affordable High-Speed Internet service and computers to those who need help getting online,” said CenturyLink CEO and President Glen F. Post, III.

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Comcast offers a similar program for households that qualify for the free school lunch program. While both offers have civic-minded goals, they also appear to be meeting merger condition approval mandates.

 

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  1. How come customer service reps at CenturyLink do not know anything about this yet, when I called they were like "say what?" Nothing is on the company's website yet either.

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