Families that meet low income requirements will soon be able to subscribe to Comcast’s high speed Internet service through their new “Internet Essentials” program. Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” program was mandated as a requirement of Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal earlier this year.
Internet Essentials will be available wherever Comcast offers broadband, which includes 39 states, including Wisconsin and Minnesota. To promote the program, Comcast has launched websites in both English and Spanish.
To qualify for Internet Essentials, a family must meet the following requirements:
- Has at least one child eligible to receive a free school lunch under the NSLP (as an example, according to the Department of Agriculture, a household of three would have to make less than $25,000 a year in income);
- Has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days;
- Has children in grades K-12
- Does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.
Families will also receive a voucher which will allow them to purchase a new computer for $149.99 (plus tax).
For more information on Comcast Internet Essentials, visit http://www.internetessentials.com/ .