Comcast’s affordable Internet service program has just turned three years old and continues to grow. Internet Essentials—a program providing broadband Internet service for $9.95, the option to buy a notebook computer for less than $150 and free digital literacy classes for families that qualify for free or reduced price school lunches—has now connected more than 220,000 families nationwide, including 8,000 families in Denver and 11,000 in Colorado.
To help kick off this milestone, Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy will be in Denver tomorrow, where his former QB Peyton Manning now plays for the Denver Broncos, to shine a spotlight on the importance of connecting more families to the Internet.
Tony will speak to more than 300 children, parents and members of a local Boys & Girls Club about his commitment to helping close the digital divide and the program that can have a game-changing impact on education.
In addition to giving students from low-income families a discount on high-speed Internet service, Comcast is announcing program enhancements that make it easier than ever to use and sign up. Curious to hear what those are? Check back here next week! To learn more or apply for Internet Essentials, go to InternetEssentials.com or InternetBasico.com or call 1-855-8-INTERNET.