Comcast is doubling the speed of its low-income internet plan - The Verge

This is the second time in a year that Comcast’s program is getting a speed bump: it was upgraded from 15Mbps in March of last year.

The cynic in me thinks it's more expensive for Comcast to run equipment that old and slow then it is to "upgrade it" to 50 / 5Mbps for customers. It simply isn't out of the kindness of their corporate heart.