Comcast’s National Back-to-School Kick-Off Event Showcases Internet Essentials – Low Income Broadband Program

Posted by at 2:56 pm on August 13, 2013

Executive Vice President of Comcast, David L. Cohen,  announced at the firm’s national back-to-school kick-off event in Miami, that within the next 22 months, more than 220,000 families, or 900,000 low-income Americans will have Internet at home.

This comes from an initiative by the company entitled Internet Essentials, which aims to assist in providing internet access to those who are otherwise financially unable to attaining the service.

Internet Essentials has enrolled upwards of 50,000 new families every six months, since its launch in August 2011. Plus, Comcast has distributed over 18,000 subsidized computers across the US.

Families signed-up for Internet Essentials pay $10 per month for broadband service, and also have the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150. A household is eligible to participate if it has at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Please visit www.InternetEssentials.com or www.InternetBasico.com to learn more.

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