As the coronavirus pandemic continues on and many students return to school with online-only classes in the coming weeks, it’s more important than ever for Americans to have a reliable internet connection. Unfortunately, many Americans can’t afford internet service, especially during these difficult times with many losing their jobs or having their hours cut back.
In an effort to provide internet service to those in need, Comcast is offering free access to its Internet Essentials service to qualifying low-income customers through the end of the year.
When the pandemic first hit the states hard earlier this spring, Comcast offered 60 days free of the base internet plan to families in need. But as the pandemic continues on, the company announced it would now extend this offer through the end of the year.
“For almost a decade, Comcast has been helping to level the playing field for families in need so they can benefit from all the Internet has to offer. So, we’re happy to be able to extend this 60 days of free Internet service to new customers,” said Xfinity Consumer Services president Dana Strong. “Now more than ever, connectivity has become a vital tool for families to access educational resources for students, important news and information about their community and the world, telehealth applications, or to stay in touch with family and friends.”
The timing of this announcement couldn’t be any better for families in need as many school districts, including HISD, have announced they will be starting the 2020-2021 school year with 100% online classes, making it imperative that students have internet access so they don’t get left behind.
You can learn more about Comcast Internet Essentials and sign up for service on the company’s website.