Do you know someone who can’t afford to pay $45 a month for Internet? A new program from Comcast offers the net for $9.95 a month. It’s called Internet Essentials, and Comcast says if your child receives free school lunch then you probably qualify for this service.
Internet Essentials will offer download speeds up to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 384 Kbps.
To qualify, you need to be located where Comcast offers Internet, have one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program, have not subscribed to Comcast within the last 90 days, and don’t have an overdue Comcast bill or un-returned equipment.
“Internet Essentials helps level the playing field for low-income families by connecting students online with their teachers and their schools’ educational resources. The program will enable parents to receive digital literacy training so they can do things like apply for jobs online or use the Internet to learn more about healthcare and government services available where they live,” Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President, David L. Cohen said.
Call 1-855-8-Internet to see if the program is offered where you live. The program will accept new customers for the next three school years.