computer screen - by Mr Write via MorguefileMany U.S. cable providers will offer broadband service for $9.95 a month and an e-recycler will offer $150 PCs and laptops to low-income families in an effort to bring the benefits of broadband to more people across the country.

Members of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association including Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner and Cablevision, will offer the discounted broadband service, without installation fees or modem rental fees, the organization announced Wednesday. E-recycler Redemtech will offer refurbished PCs and laptops for $150, plus sales tax.

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