Comcast’s ‘Internet Essentials’ Helps Families In Need
There is not much that $10 can get you right now. I can remember when $10 would last me a whole weekend, no problem. Right now, thanks to Comcast, there is a chance you can qualify for a special program called Internet Essentials!
According to Dwight Silverman at Chron.com, Comcast has a special program for families in need for internet, a special package for only $10! This special package for low-income households is actually a mandate from the FCC when Comcast acquired NBC Universal. According to the Essentials website:
“To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:
- Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
- Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
- Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
- Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment”
Internet Essentials participants have the opportunity to purchase a netbook-style laptop computer. This computer supports wired and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity. Every computer shipped includes Windows 7 Starter operating system and Internet browser software. Additional productivity software may be included when available.