Comcast Corporation

08/13/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2020 08:53

Comcast Launches New Internet Essentials Programs as Nation Gears Up for the Academic Year

The program also includes two months of free Internet service for new Internet Essentials customers. Recent partnerships with schools in Chicago, Atlanta, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, Portland, and Arlington, VA mean more than 200,000 qualified students now have a greater opportunity to get connected. Visit comcastcorporation.com/IEPP for more information.

'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.'

The initiative builds on Comcast's recent announcement that it will continue to offer, through the end of 2020, all new Internet Essentials customers two months of free Internet service and it will forgive back debt due so more families can apply.