Podcast 1623 Granny Get Your Android and Comcast Internet Essentials

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Show Notes

Hour 1: AARP TEK Android Training


Lisa Whitmore Davis, AARPLisa Whitmore Davis, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Community Outreach,describes the AARP TEK Android Smartphone workshops being offered across the state of Michigan this summer and other tech offerings for seniors.  To find out more about the upcoming AARP TEK free seminars near you, call 866 591-8105 or visit www.aarptek.aarp.org  Classes will be forming in the Jackson, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Metro Detroit areas all throughout this summer.  Don’t forget that AARP TEK also has a wide range of online services that it offers from webinars to online tutorials.

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Comcast Internet Essentials and Hotspot Roll Out


Michelle GilbertMichelle Gilbert, Vice President Public Relations, Comcast Cable Heartland Region, returned to talk about Internet Essentials, a low cost (less than $10/mo) internet connection package for low income families to bridge the digital divide.

Michelle also outlined Comcast’s recent campaign to increase the number of xfinity wifi hotspots available around the state.  Over 700 hotspots have been set up in Detroit, Royal Oak, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Grosse Pointe and Ann Arbor.

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News Flash:  Michelle announced that new Comcast hotspots will soon be appearing in Lansing and Grand Rapids this summer. These hotspots are free access points for all Comcast customers AND are open to non-Comcast customers 2 hours/month for free as well.

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Charlie HopperCongratulations to Charlie Hopper, founder of Pasty.com and Pasty.net and also proprietor of Pasty Central winner of the USA Today “Best Pasty in Michigan Award”.

Charlie and his staff have also been serving Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with high speed wireless internet access since 1968 through Pasty.net.  On our show today Charlie called over a newly installed 100 megabit link from the Keweenau Peninsula to historic Isle Royale in the heart of frigid Lake Superior.

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Show Notes

Hour 2

Listener Questions and Answers

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