Comcast has for some time now offered a high-speed internet for just $9.95 a month to Americans who have a child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program, anyone receiving HUD housing assistance, low-income veterans, and senior citizens. Sadly in the past, this was only in a handful of markets. Today Comcast announced that they are expanding this service to all qualifying Comcast subscribers.
“This expansion is the culmination of an audacious goal we set eight years ago, which was to meaningfully and significantly close the digital divide for low-income Americans,” said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast NBCUniversal. “The Internet is arguably the most important technological innovation in history, and it is unacceptable that we live in a country where millions of families and individuals are missing out on this life-changing resource. Whether the Internet is used for students to do their homework, adults to look for and apply for new jobs, seniors to keep in touch with friends and family, or veterans to access their well-deserved benefits or medical assistance, it is absolutely essential to be connected in our modern, digital age.”
Internet Essentials Includes:
- 15/2 Mbps Internet service for just $9.95 a month + tax
- No activation fees and no equipment rental fees
- Option to purchase a computer for just $149.99 + tax
- Access to free Internet training online, in print and in person
- A Wireless Gateway, delivering in-home WiFi at no additional cost
- Access to 40 one-hour sessions of Xfinity WiFi Hotspots every 30 days
Here are the Requirements to get this internet service:
- Families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.
- Individuals and families receiving HUD housing assistance.
- Low-income veterans who live in our service area.
- Senior citizens in select markets.
You can learn more about Comcast’s Internet Essentials program HERE.
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