As the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures and telecommunication in March, Comcast stepped in to provide free wifi to low-income households for 60 days.
“Our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure our network is operating at peak performance and help our customers and our communities navigate this unprecedented crisis,” said Dave Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable in a press release. “For nearly a decade, we’ve been on a mission to ensure students have the resources they need to be successful. We have accelerated that work during COVID-19 by partnering with public schools to provide Internet for more low-income students and by working with community centers to create safe spaces for families to connect to free WiFi through Lift Zones.”
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All new customers will receive a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router. There will be no contract, credit check, or shipping fee.
In addition to the free internet, all new and existing Internet Essentials customers can enjoy increased speeds of 25/3 Mbps. Customers will automatically have an increase in speed, which will remain the speed of the service going forward.
Comcast will also be continuing their Lift Zones program, which provides free internet to community centers across the country.
To sign up for free or reduced wifi, applicants can visit www.internetessentials.com.