Comcast is excited to share with you their latest Internet Essentials program enhancements. With more than half of all U.S. students starting the 2020-2021 school year online or in a blending learning model due to COVID-19, Comcast recently announced a new partnership program for cities, school districts, and community organizations like yours to connect large numbers of low-income students and families to the Internet at home. Additionally, Comcast has expanded the reach of its xFi platform to put parental controls into the hands of even more parents.
- Our new “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” (IEPP) enables participating organizations to sponsor or pay for service on behalf of families. Sponsored families have access to all the benefits Internet Essentials has to offer—a high-speed Internet connection at home, the option to purchase a low-cost computer, and access to free digital skills training in person (if safe), online, and in print. internetessentials.com/sponsor
- Comcast’s xFi platform is also now available to all Internet Essentials customers. It provides parents with a digital dashboard to set up, manage, and monitor their home WiFi; set safe-browsing modes so children can only access age-appropriate content; and even pause WiFi access to devices for dinner or bedtime.
These announcements build on our recent commitments to continue to offer new customers two months of the Internet Essentials program for free through the end of 2020 and to continue to forgive any back debt due so more families can apply. Click here to learn more about how Comcast supports digital equity for low-income households.