Comcast announces new internet plan for low-income families as kids possibly go to virtual classes

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 13, 2020

Comcast announced Thursday a new program for cities, schools and other organizations to get low-income families Internet at home as kids go back home.

Dubbed the "Internet Essentials Partnership Program," the plan will accelerate internet adoption as kids possibly go back to school virtually. It offers low-cast, broadband
internet service for $9.95 a month with the option to purchase a computer and options for digital literacy training. All customers will also get Comcast's xFi program.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Comcast said the program has been used in more than 70 schools across the country.

“We’ve seen firsthand that low-cost Internet access is an important part of improving digital equity and creating positive opportunities for low-income students and families,” said Dana Strong, President of Xfinity Consumer Services. “Through this new partnership program, we are accelerating the efforts of cities, schools, philanthropies, nonprofits, and private citizens to collaborate and open the doors of Internet access for more families in need.”