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Internet Essentials from Comcast Helps Everyone Get Online

Today, the Internet is an essential part of a child’s education. It strengthens and enhances lessons learned in the classroom and is an increasingly important tool for students and their parents to succeed in the 21st century.

Last year, Comcast introduced Internet Essentials, a groundbreaking program that Comcast agreed with the Federal Communications Commission to bring community leaders, government and businesses together to help close the digital divide. Internet Essentials brings affordable home Internet to certain households with children receiving free or reduced price school lunches under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). While participating in Internet Essentials, families receive:

  • Fast home Internet for just $9.95 a month + tax;
  • No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fees;
  • A low-cost computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax; and
  • Access to free Internet training.

Families are eligible to participate in Internet Essentials if they live where Comcast offers Internet service; have at least one child receiving free or reduced price school lunches through the NSLP; have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days; and do not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.

To learn more about Internet Essentials, you can visit