For distance learning while schools are closed during the next weeks, internet access will be a necessity. Comcast is offering complimentary internet essentials service for 60 days, which is normally available to qualified low-income households for $9.95 per month, and the speeds are increasing for new and existing customers.
You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.
The speeds will be rolled out nationally over the next few days, and all new customers will be a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract.
To sign up, you can visit www.internetessentials.com.
Their accessible website offers the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.