Comcast gives two months of free WiFi to eligible students


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Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief

Starting March 16, 2020, Comcast from the Blue Ridge Area will be providing students with free WiFi. This will be included in their Internet Essentials Program. For eligible students, the program would last for two months. 

This decision has been made in light of the new coronavirus outbreaks to keep lower-income families connected with the news and internet. 

In addition to Comcast providing free internet, they also are increasing the speed of their internet to new and current customers. This speed will be a permanent change to Comcast.

To be eligible for the free Internet Essentials Program, you must:

  1. Be eligible for free national public assistance programs. This includes programs like Medicaid and the National Free Lunch Program.
  2. Live in an area where Comcast is readily available.
  3. Not have already been subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
  4. Have no outstanding debt with Comcast. This only includes the past year. 

To sign up, visit Read more about it in the following letters released by Comcast.

Internet Essentials Coronavirus Response

Internet Essentials Overview