Internet Access during CoronaVirus for Low-Income Individuals and Families

Internet Access during CoronaVirus for Low-Income Individuals and Families

Community and Social Service Resource. 

The following is a resource that may be helpful for the current health emergency concerning CoronaVirus-19. It offers access to internet for low-income individuals and families.

Comcast Xfinity

Low-Income families who live in a Comcast service area can sign up as new customers to receive 60 days of free Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified households for $9.95/per month. 

Speed will also be increased for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps (downstream/upstream throughput) to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will become the standard speed of the service going forward. 

To Qualify… 

  • Must be eligible for public assistance programs, such as: 
    • National School Lunch Program
    • Housing Assistance
    • MediCaid
    • SNAP
    • SSI

How to apply: 

What will happen next…

  • Comcast will send new Internet Essentials customers a free self-install kit
    • Includes Cable Modem with Wifi Router
  • No-term contract, no credit card/check needed, no shipping fee. 

Original Source: https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/comcast-free-broadband-low-income-households-coronavirus-1203532765/ (retrieved March 17, 2020)

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