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Internet Resources: Comcast Offering Free Broadband to Low-Income Households Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Comcast Offering Free Broadband to Low-Income Households, Boosts Speeds Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Comcast Offering Free Broadband to Low-Income Households Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet to low income families. This can help students without internet at home to finish their coursework this semester.

Also, Comcast said it would open free WiFi hotspots around the country and eliminate data caps for customers during this time.

Those new customers will get 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.

The speeds will be rolled out nationally over the past 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, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes 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.

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