Comcast Helping Poor Families Get Internet Access

Kudos to Comcast for doing the right thing.  Check out this Boston Globe article.

According to Comcast:

“In just 16 months, Internet Essentials has helped put a real dent in the digital divide and connected more than 150,000 low-income families, or 600,000 Americans, to the power of the Internet, most for the first time in their lives.  To put that in perspective, that’s approximately the entire population of Washington, D.C., or Boston. Internet Essentials is not just about broadband adoption, however. It’s also about what the Internet can do for families, from finding a job to completing homework to accessing vital health care resources. While we’re pleased with our progress to date, we have more work to do to bring more families into the digital age.”

 

Toys R Us Launches Movie, TV Streaming Service

Toys R Us is getting into the video streaming business, launching toysrusmovies.com, a digital service for users to stream and download movies and TV shows geared toward children.

The movies are priced at $2.00 for a 24-hour rental and TV shows are $1.99 apiece.

Curious to see if this will catch on as I know my kids are already loyal to Netflix and Comcast’s Xfinity.  What do you think?