The mayor was joined by executives from Comcast in announcing the second year of the "internet essentials" program. It offers broadband internet service at a reduced rate for qualifying families as well as a voucher for a computer also at reduced cost.
"We also like deals in this country OK," he said. "They're giving you unbelievable broadband for $9 a month and voucher for a computer - as my grandmother would say: such a deal...take it!"
Comcast says the program has helped nearly 7,000 families gain internet access in Chicago in the past year, the most of any city using the program.