Comcast offering free internet to those in low-income households

Mar 13 2020, 3:39 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces school closures and telecommunication, Comcast has stepped in to provide free internet to low-income households for the next 60 days.

Those without internet connection can sign up online to receive complimentary service for 60 days. The service is part of changes to the company’s Internet Essentials program, which normally provides low-income families internet access at reduced prices of $9.95/month.

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.

To sign up, applicants can visit www.internetessentials.com.