Today, Comcast announced that its Internet Essentials program has brought the power of the Internet to more than one million homes, securing its place as the largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program in America. This announcement was made before the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which also took a closer look at the importance of expanding broadband adoption nationwide because of its role in creating new opportunities in education, health care, and employment.
Comcast’s Internet Essentials empowers families to use the Internet in their own homes to get ahead in work, school and life. In fact, survey of Internet Essentials customers revealed that:
- 98 percent say their kids use the Internet for homework;
- 94 percent feel that Internet access at home has had a positive impact on their child's grades;
- 59 percent feel that the Internet helped someone in their household find a job.
For more information about Internet Essentials visit InternetEssentials.com for English and InternetBasico.com for Spanish. Educators or third-parties interested in helping to spread the word can find more information at InternetEssentials.com/partner. Parents looking to enroll in the program can call 1-855-846-8376 or, for Spanish, 1-855-765-6995.