Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Seeking affordable Internet access for Boyle Heights; the Eagle Rock man suspected of trying to murder his former boss

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MOrning Report

  • A federal program could bring affordable Internet service to low-income Boyle Heights residents. KPCC
  • Eric Bloss, the 23-year-old man arrested last month for allegedly planning to murder his former manager at an In-N-Out Burger, was a resident of Eagle Rock. The 2010 Eagle Rock High graduate was living in a Colorado Boulevard motel when he was arrested. Boulevard Sentinel

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  1. This supposed low cost federal lifeline internet service is actually BS. It is for only 2 Mbps speed, not much faster than dialup in use. That is a speed that the providers can’t sell at any price to anyone, so don’t even waste their time trying to offer it. But now, this program lets them sell it to poor people for around $10 a month — plus subsidies from taxpayers, making it as profitable or more profitable for ISPs than the 3 MBPS speed that is about the slowest they can sell, a speed that TimeWarner offers for $14.95 a month.

    This program is a sham. It is really just a subsidy for the ISPs, not for the poor people! If 3 Mbps goes for $14.95, how can that nearly unusable 2 Mbps cost $10 plus a heft subsidy?!

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