State Sen. Valencia Seay, D-Riverdale, is asking Comcast to offer discounted Internet to low-income seniors. The company already provides cheaper service to poor families with school-age children. Seay says, older folks would benefit from it, too.
“We have some seniors who are on fixed incomes who cannot afford it. Affordability should not be a disconnect,” Seay says.
A Comcast spokeswoman says the program is staying focused on students, though it could evolve.
For seniors, cost isn’t the only barrier.