A message from Comcast – Internet Essentials
Broadband Internet service at home can help students succeed in school and families success economically. Internet Essentials, which provides eligible low-income families Internet service at home for about $10 per month, is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. In addition to providing Internet service at home, participating families also have the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer through the program for under $150 and gain access to free digital literacy training in print, online and in-person. To participate in the program, at least one child in the household has to be eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). In addition, the household has to be in a place where Comcast provides Internet service.
More than 60,000 Illinois families – or 240,000 individuals – benefit from Internet Essentials. Nationally, Internet Essentials has connected more than 450,000 low-income families, or more than 1.8 million people in just three and a half years. To put that in perspective, 1.8 million equals two-thirds of the population of the entire city of Chicago.
Parents looking to enroll in the program can call 1-855-846-8376 or for Spanish 1-855-765-6995. Information about Internet Essentials is also available at www.InternetEssentials.com and www. InternetBasico.com for Spanish.