Comcast introduces internet access program for low-income families

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Comcast has a solution for families struggling to pay for internet access.

The company is offering up to six months of complimentary service and an amnesty program for low-income families.

A Comcast representative stopped by WNDU Thursday to explain the program.

Families need to apply by September 20 for Internet Essentials to receive the service.

After six months, internet access will run around $10 a month.

All you have to do is provide Comcast with proof of income. It could be even easier if you have a child in school.

"We will go through a complete application process with them and we'll ask them to provide proof that the child is in the National School Lunch program," explains Comcast representative Jack Segal. "Typically, they will receive a letter saying that the child is in the program and we use that letter as proof."

The amnesty program is for certain low-income families who could qualify for Internet Essentials but have a past due balance.

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