Around Town: Comcast expanding internet access

Comcast announced that Internet Essentials, its broadband adoption program for low-income households, will now expand eligibility to Federal Pell Grant recipients.

In addition, Comcast pledged to donate $15 million worth of internet service and equipment, including more than 25,000 laptops, to low-income students, seniors and veterans.

The announcement marks the 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, which has connected more than 10 million people to the internet at home – most for the very first time.