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Comcast says it will invest $1B in digital equity and its Internet Essentials program in the next decade

Ten years ago, Comcast launched its Internet Essentials program to connect low-income families to low-cost internet service.

In honor of its anniversary, the corporation is pledging $1 billion to the program for the next 10 years, it announced Wednesday.

But it’s not clear if this is more or less than that first decade: A Comcast spokesperson couldn’t say how the $1 billion commitment compares to what the company has invested over the last 10 years, saying the company doesn’t have a calculation of overall investment.

Internet Essentials launched in Philadelphia in September 2011 after first launching in Chicago that

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