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Thu October 31, 2013
Gov. Martinez To Highlight Internet Access Program
Gov. Susana Martinez plans to announce that lower-income New Mexico families may qualify for discounted broadband Internet service under a program offered by cable television provider Comcast.
Martinez is to join with Comcast officials on Thursday in Albuquerque to promote the third year of the company's program that allows some families with school children to obtain Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax.
Families may be eligible for the Internet program if they have children that qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches.
The governor's office said that former Super Bowl-winning NFL coach Tony Dungy is participate in Thursday's announcement. Dungy serves as a Comcast spokesman for the Internet program.
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