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How much is Comcast’s low cost internet essentials program? Just $9.95 per month! Read on…
If you’ve been here before, you know I’ve done a lot of work with Comcast. I love them because they love us; their customers, their employees, their contractors, and their communities. This summer I participated in the renovation of a local Elementary School for Comcast Cares Day! You’ll want to read that to get an idea about just how much Comcast does for community. That alone with make you a fan for life!
But, there’s more!
They have also been working for six years to continue to resolve the digital divide that leaves families, students, seniors, and so many of our community members behind in a digital divide.
For just $9.95 per month, the Internet Essentials program gives children, families, and now seniors, the ability to have fast, reliable, wifi with hotspot access and even support for low-cost computers! Applying is easy. With simple proof of a variety of types of assistance, you can qualify for this amazing price! There are no contracts, no installation fees, no cancellation fees, and no stress! Click on the picture below to apply now.
High speed, low cost internet for just $9.95 month!
Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s totally real. This is one of my favorite simple solutions to share with you all! In fact, I’ve literally gone from friends to family and to more friends homes to personally tell them about this amazing service! Really, no one deserves to be left behind. In six years, Comcast has not raised it’s pricing model on this program. They believe, connection is essential!
When I was younger, I remember feeling so left behind and even dumb…
I wanted encyclopedias so I could learn and study everything. We couldn’t afford them. This was back in the day when they were sold door-to-door, cost a fortune, and even people with money had to finance them. In our digital age there is free and easily accessible information about everything. It just isn’t fair that people are still left behind. I remember what that felt like. Now, there really isn’t any information that isn’t available through the internet. For free!
So where did the digital divide come from? People who didn’t/don’t have access to the internet.
Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program, has now connected more than four million low-income Americans, in one million households, to high-speed Internet service at home. The State of California leads the country, having connected more than 150,000 low-income households benefitting more than 600,000 Californians.
The Company also announced three key program enhancements:
- Now, Comcast is expanding its pilot program for low-income senior citizens from five cities and metropolitan areas to twelve. This includes Fresno and Santa Clara Counties. (San Francisco is already a part of the Internet Essentials low-income senior citizen pilot program.)
- So, For the fourth time in six years, Comcast will increase the program’s Internet service speeds! This time it’s from 10/1 Mbps to up to 15/2 Mbps. More speed was the number one requested enhancement from Internet Essentials customers. This latest increase will improve streaming quality in the home. 15 Mbps is three times the speed necessary to view a high definition video.
- Also, Internet Essentials customers also will now enjoy 40 hours of free out of home WiFi access per month! They’ll enjoy the company’s growing network of 18 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots. This WiFi access is being offered in addition to the free in-home WiFi Internet Essentials customers currently enjoy.
In addition, Comcast announced a six-figure digital literacy investment with five key partners in Santa Clara County
African American Community Service Agency, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, ConXion, the Silicon Valley Organization Foundation, and Somos Mayfair.
I attended this event in San Jose, CA and every community member in attendance received a new computer and 6 months of free internet! Then, they can join the low cost Internet Essentials program. The gentlemen pictured below were so friendly, but they had no idea about the new computers. The room was filled with so much joy when the announcement was made.
When David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, made these announcements in San Jose it was a proud moment for Comcast. Also, he was joined by six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who is serving as Internet Essentials’ national spokesperson. Cohen also introduced Adamari López. She’s the host of Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Día, and the first ever national Hispanic spokesperson. Their visit in Santa Clara County is part of a multi-city tour, which will run through October.
Friends, We have to share this information! Tell your neighbors, your friends, family, and share on your social media platforms! Then, we help resolve the digital divide, too. Finally, there is a solution everyone can afford. Unfortunately, not enough people know about it. So, we have work to do! Also, check out my 1-1 interview with Adamari Lopez!
So, I was talking to a friend this morning and she said her family pays almost $200.00 per month in internet! So, just curious, how much do you pay? Share in the comments!
By: Alicia Gonzalez