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Comcast is kicking off the third year of a program designed to make sure low-income families in Virginia have Internet access.

The program offers low-cost home Internet service, a voucher to help buy a computer, and access to free training on digital literacy.

Comcast is working with several organizations to promote the program in Virginia, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Urban League, and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. To date, more than 4,300 families in Virginia have been connected to the Internet through the program.

Officials say Internet access is important for students and families to help close the digital divide.

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