Comcast offers 6 months of free internet through special program

CHICAGO - On Tuesday, Comcast announced that families that apply and are accepted in the company's Internet Essentials program between August 4 and September 20 will receive up to six months of free Internet service.

Since 2011, the program has helped over 350,000 low-income families to have access to the Internet.  The program is available in 39 states and the District of Columbia.  Comcast also offers discounted computers through Internet Essentials, often costing less than $150, and a free digital literacy program, available online, in print, or in person.

Also announced by Comcast is a new amnesty program, which would help low-income families with overdue bills to participate in Internet Essentials.  Comcast will offer customers who have an outstanding bill that is over a year old amnesty for the bill for the purpose of connecting to Internet Essentials, so long as all other criteria are met.

In order to qualify for the program, your family must have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch program, including public, parochial, private, and home schooled students.

For more information or to apply for the program, visit or call (855) 846-8376

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