The coronavirus has closed schools and many other businesses and attractions, as people are urged to stay home.
And many families are losing income while still needing some modern necessities like Internet access.
To help, Comcast is offering 2 free months of Internet Essentials to new customers who qualify.
It’s effective March 16, 2020 and you must qualify as a low-income household.
They are also increasing the speed of the program to 25 Mbps downloads, and 3 Mbps uploads for all new and existing customers.
After your first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Internet Essentials customer.
Customers will receive an easy to use self-install-kit that includes a cable modem (to receive service at your home) with a WiFi router (to connect your devices without wires). There is no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee for equipment.
Once you are an Internet Essentials customer, you also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer at a discounted price.
(Another place to get low-cost computers locally is Device Pitstop. See my post for more info and a coupon.)
Visit the Comcast website for more information.
For more resources for struggling families during these times, see my guide “Coronavirus Freebies, Deals & Resources to help families during the crisis.”