Comcast is teaming up with the Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) to bring affordable high speed internet to low-income residents.

They announced a program called Internet Essentials, which will cost residents just $10 bucks a month.  RHA residents will also be able to purchase an internet-ready computer for $150.  The program is designed to help those with lower incomes have access to resources to improve their lives.

“In today’s world, it’s critically important,” said Comcast’s Joan Sage.  “People can get education online, they can apply for jobs online, so families from the littlest ones to seniors will be able to take advantage of high-speed internet at a very low cost.”

Comcast has hooked up 2 million people nationwide with the program.