Comcast Discounted High-Speed Internet Service Available in Deer Park and Stevens County

We know many people depend on the Internet. From kids doing school work, to parents seeking jobs, to even just getting access to today’s online world.

That is why we are happy to let you know Comcast’s Internet Essentials program is now available in Deer Park, Spokane County and Stevens County. The program offers discounted broadband service to households going through financial hardships. 

Internet Essentials is built to help with three major blockers to internet access—digital education and relevance, computer equipment and cost. It uses a network of partners to help communities like yours connect to the internet to find success in today’s digital-first world. 

Since it started in 2011, we’ve made dozens of improvements to the program, including 12 eligibility expansions—bringing Internet Essentials to new audiences such as public housing residents, low-income veterans, seniors and community college students.

Here in your area, have helped connect 8,500 households and 34,000 people in Spokane County, and almost a dozen homes in Stevens County, to low-income internet services. 

WHAT DO YOU GET WITH COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS?

Low-Cost Service

Comcast provides affordable, high-speed Internet to low-income households across Comcast’s service area for less than $10 per month.

Awareness & Training

Comcast’s network of partners offers free in-person, online, and printed training materials and classes that help people learn and adapt to internet technology. 

Equipment

Internet Essentials customers can purchase a subsidized and discounted computer for less than $150 (includes Norton Security Suite, Microsoft Windows 10 Professional, and Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010). 

Extras

People also get 40 hours of free monthly access to any of Comcast’s millions of XFINITY Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide, which are free to all regular Comcast internet customers. There are more than 800,000 XFINITY Wi-Fi hotspots in Washington state, and you can find out where they are near you by visiting wifi.xfinity.com or by downloading the Xfinity WIFI Hotspots App on the Apple App Store or Google Play. 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Internet Essentials is now available to all low-income households eligible for public assistance programs. 

To be eligible to apply, applicants simply need to show they are participating in one of more than a dozen different government assistance programs.  These include: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A full list of these programs can be found at www.internetessentials.com.  

Comcast already accepts applications from households that have a student eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, live in public housing or receive HUD Housing Assistance, including Section 8 vouchers, or participate in the Veterans Pension Program, as well as low-income seniors and community college students in select pilot markets.

Additionally, households must live in Comcast’s service area, not be a current Comcast Internet customer for at least 90 days, and not have outstanding debt to  Comcast that is less than one year old.

SIGNING UP

We want to make sure you have the resources to get connected to the internet and use it to positively impact your life and the life of your loved ones. 

For more information, or to apply for the program in seven different languages, please visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376.  Spanish-only speakers can also call 1-855-765-6995.

This is a sponsored article and does not necessarily reflect the position of the Deer Park Gazette or its staff.

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