About 30 percent of Americans still don’t have broadband Internet at home. Fortunately, through Internet Essentials, Comcast is committed to saying goodbye to the digital divide and hello to the digital future. To help ensure students are digitally ready for school, Internet Essentials is kicking off back-to-school season with a complimentary six-month Internet service offer and amnesty program for eligible families.
A study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 70 perfect of students are regularly asked by teachers to access and download assignments from online sites. Meaning, without digital literacy, home broadband access, or a computer, families face profound disadvantages. Which is why, to break this digital divide, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program is making sure students are digitally ready for school.
Families who are approved for Internet Essentials between now and September 20th, 2014, will receive up to six months of free Internet service. Also, families who are qualified for Internet Essentials, but have a past due balance over a year old, will receive amnesty for that debt for the purpose of connecting to Internet Essentials.
However you want to calculate it, six months means 183 days, 4,392 hours, 263,520 minutes and 15,811,200 seconds of endless Internet access. Now imagine 2.2 million Internet Essentials visitors having that much time to brush up on their education… we’ll let you do that math.
The Internet has the power to transform lives, strengthen communities and inspire a new generation of leaders. Internet Essentials is about transforming the lives of that generation to be digitally ready to access the information and tools all students need to succeed in the 21st century.
To learn more about Internet Essentials visit InternetEssentials.com or InternetBasico.com for Spanish. Educators or third parties can visit InternetEssentials.com/partner. Parents looking to enroll students can call 1-855-846-8376, or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.