People love to complain about their cable providers, but here's a laudable thing that Comcast is doing: offering up $10/month Internet to low income families to help get them online.
Comcast's Internet Essentials program offers the aforementioned Internet service and access to $150 computers to any family with at least one child who qualifies for the free lunch program at public schools. The company guarantees that it won't raise the price, and there are no equipment or activation fees.
The connection is low-speed at 1.5Mbps, but just getting access to the Internet is huge for people who are looking for jobs or trying to get access to things like email. Kudos, Comcast.