Comcast has extended their offer to provide 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible customers through the company’s Internet Essentials program. Originally set to expire on June 30, the free offer will now be available through the end of this year. As a reminder, Internet Essentials offers low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax, along with multiple options to access free digital skills training in print, online, and in person. In addition, customers have the option to purchase a low-cost Internet-ready computer. Interested applicants can go to www.internetessentials.com using any web-connected device, including mobile phones.
In March, Comcast announced that eligible new customers would receive 60 days of Internet Essentials service without charge as a way to help deal with the challenges of COVID-19.
Comcast recently expanded Internet Essentials eligibility to include all low-income families, including seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
“Now more than ever, connectivity has become a vital tool for families to access educational resources for students, important news and information about their community and the world, telehealth applications, or to stay in touch with family and friends,” said Dana Strong, president of XFinity Consumer Services, the division of Comcast overseeing Internet Essentials.
Since August 2011, Internet Essentials has connected more than two million low-income households to the Internet, serving approximately eight million people.
Internet Essentials is structured in partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners. For individuals and organizations interested in becoming a partner, please visit: https://partner.internetessentials.com to order free collateral materials that will also be shipped free of charge.
Applicants can go to: www.internetessentials.com using any web-connected device, including mobile phones. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. In addition, there are two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.