Comcast Internet Essentials
Affordable Internet at home for families
No term contract, no credit check, no installation fee, In-home WiFi included
As of 2015, Comcast connected more than 500,000 families, or 2 million low-income Americans, to the power of the Internet at home.
Today, the Internet is an essential part of a child’s education. It strengthens and enhances lessons learned in the classroom and is an increasingly important tool for students and their parents to succeed in the 21st century.
In 2011, Comcast introduced Internet EssentialsSM, a groundbreaking program designed to bring community leaders, government and business together, to help close the digital divide. Internet Essentials brings affordable home Internet service to qualified households with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (including public, private, parochial and homeschooled students) or who are receiving HUD housing assistance. While participating in Internet Essentials, families receive:
- Fast home Internet for just $9.95 a month + tax;
- No credit check, no contract, no activation fees or equipment rental fees;
- A low-cost computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax; and
- Access to free Internet training.
Families are eligible to participate in Internet Essentials if they live where Comcast offers Internet service; have at least one child eligible to receive free or reduced price school lunches through the NSLP or receive HUD housing assistance; have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days; and do not have outstanding Comcast debt that is under one year old.
You can help students and families bring the Internet home by spreading the word about Internet Essentials. To help, Comcast has created materials that you can share. To access these free materials or get additional information, please visit www.internetessentials.com/partner.
Families interested in applying can do so either online at www.internetessentials.com or over the phone by calling toll-free 1-888-972-5982.
With your help, Internet Essentials will continue to make a profound difference in the lives of those it touches. Together, we can break down the barriers to broadband adoption.