State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) hosted an inexpensive internet entry informational forum on the West Haven Senior Center in November. The senator was joined by the representatives from Comcast, who offered a demonstration on how seniors can use their voice-activated tv remotes and also knowledgeable seniors on how they will join the web and cable program. Also, they mentioned the Web Necessities Program, which advantages low-income people.
Concerning the Comcast Internet Essentials Program: The low-price residence web service is eligible for low-revenue households residing in a Comcast footprint who shouldn’t have web service and who obtain authorities companies. This system is now obtainable to much more low-revenue families past these taking part within the Nationwide College Lunch Program and receiving housing help, together with Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others. It supplies low-value Web service (speeds as much as 15/2 Mbps) for $9.95 a month plus tax together with in-home Wi-Fi at no extra cost and entry to 40 hours each 30 days of Wi-Fi outdoors the house by Xfinity Hotspots; the choice to buy a Web-prepared laptop for $149.99; and admission to free digital literacy coaching out there in print, online and in particular person. There are not any activation or gear rental fees. Sure eligibility restrictions apply.
Sen. Maroney was first elected to characterize the 14th District (Milford) in 2018. Earlier than being elected to the Senate, he was a State Consultant for the 119th District from 2012-2014, where he has served on the Higher Education Committee.