Internet Essentials has connected more than 1.8 million low-income families nationwide with Internet at home, helping to bridge the digital divide. Families can qualify for $9.95/month Internet service and a low-cost computer if they live in the Comcast service area and have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (free or reduced lunch).
Enhancements to the program being announced nationally August 4 include:
Speed increase – to 10 mbps download speeds
- Free WiFi router for no additional cost – 1 of most requested changes to program. Easier for families to connect multiple devices. Families can save $ on cellular data plans.
- Making it easier for more families to automatically get approved for IE. If 50% of kids in a school district are eligible for free/reduced lunch program, than all kids in district will be eligible for IE.