Comcast’s Internet Essentials: $10-a-Month Service for Low-Income Families | Moneyland | TIME.com
If you live in an area served by Comcast and your kids receive free lunches at school through the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for a new Internet service from Comcast, which costs just $9.95 a month.
Along with the requirements above, to be eligible for the specially discounted service, dubbed Internet Essentials, you must also not have signed up for a Comcast Internet hookup over the last 90 days, and you must not have an overdue Comcast bill or still be hanging onto Comcast equipment that’s supposed to be returned.
To sign up for the service, call Comcast (1-855-846-8376) and request an application sent in the mail. Internet Essentials will be available starting with the 2011-2012 school year, it’ll be available for signups over the next three school years, and it’s guaranteed to remain priced at $9.95 per month so long as the subscriber has a child receiving free lunch at school and doesn’t close or violate the terms of the Comcast account. Comcast is also selling laptops to eligible families at a discounted price of $149.95, and is offering free Internet training to boot, all part of the new initiative.