Comcast Provides Internet Access Opportunity to Low-Income Families

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As students return to school, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program is offering up to six months of complementary Internet service for low-income families.

The broadband adoption program provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month plus tax, the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for less than $150 and multiple options to access free digital literacy training. Eligible families must have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, including public, parochial, private and homeschooled students.

New families who apply for Internet Essentials and are approved between now and Sept. 20, 2014, will receive up to six months of Internet service. The program is available in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Government Affairs Manager for Comcast Jason Lunderman spoke of Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, recently, at Alderman Jason Ervin’s (28th Ward) community meeting on September 9th.

For more information about Internet Essentials and Comcast’s amnesty program for low-income families, go to

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