Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Aug 5, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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First up, Brian Fung, technology reporter for the Washington Post, talks about Comcast expanding its Internet Essentials program by offering debt forgiveness for low-income families with outstanding Comcast bills. Then, what does it take to turn your town into a tech hub? Sometimes, having a wealthy resident can help. Aaron Mendelson reports on how the city of San Leandro is trying to make this transformation.

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Comcast expands low-income internet program

Aug 5, 2014
Looking at the motivations behind Comcast's eased eligibility requirements.
A Comcast contractor repair pickup. The cable company has been expanding eleigibility for its low-income internet program, which critics allege is mainly to curry the favor of regulators for its merger with Time Warner Cable. 
Mike Mozart/Flickr

Why are more people joining credit unions?

Aug 5, 2014
Credit unions have seen a spike in membership since 2011.

First up, Brian Fung, technology reporter for the Washington Post, talks about Comcast expanding its Internet Essentials program by offering debt forgiveness for low-income families with outstanding Comcast bills. Then, what does it take to turn your town into a tech hub? Sometimes, having a wealthy resident can help. Aaron Mendelson reports on how the city of San Leandro is trying to make this transformation.

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