Internet Essentials Offering Free Internet Service to Low-Income Families

Date: 
March 10, 2014

Comcast is offering six months of free internet service to low-income families in Philadelphia through the Internet Essentials Program. Eligible families can receive up to six months of complimentary internet service if they apply by March 18.

Eligible Families Must Meet the Following Criteria:

  • Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  • Have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program
  • Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  • Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.

Internet Essentials from Comcast is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program.  It provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in-person. Eligible families must have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, including public, parochial, private, and homeschooled students.

To find out if your family is eligible for free internet service, please Call 1-877-450-0712 or visit www.InternetEssentials.com/IE60 between March 4th and 18th.