Comcast extends broadband access program

|About: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)|By:, SA News Editor

Comcast (CMCSA +1.5%) says it will extend broadband access to poorer regions that it offers under its Internet Essentials program for an indefinite period.

The company offers broadband services for as low as $9.95 to qualifying families.

The development comes with Comcast trying to convince federal regulators to approve its deal to buy Time Warner Cable amid criticism it would raise rates for digital services.