New Hampshire Business Newsreel
Comcast Corp on Tuesday said its discounted Internet service for low-income families will be available indefinitely, a move that should please U.S. regulators as the company seeks approval for its $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable.
It costs $9.95 a month and offers a discount with other perks.
The program has enrolled about 300,000 families since it launched in 2011.
Some 2.6 million U.S. families are eligible, according to Comcast. It was originally expected to run through the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
Dish Network Corp. and Walt Disney Co. have reached a long-term programming deal, allowing the No. 2 satellite TV provider to carry Disney-owned networks such as ABC and ESPN and deliver the content outside of a traditional TV subscription.
Until now, content owners had not granted cable or satellite TV operators the digital rights to sell their shows outside of a pay-TV subscription.
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