New Affordable Connectivity Program Also Helps Eligible Comcast Customers Connect for Free!
posted by: Mile High Mamas
The digital world has become a more significant part of our lives than ever before. Schooling from home, connecting with loved ones, communicating with our co-workers – the list is endless. Yet, for the families in our community without internet access, the inability to connect could make a difference in an income stream, access to critical educational resources, and more.
If you or someone in your community needs to get connected, Comcast is here to connect more qualifying families with FREE high-speed home Internet.
Comcast has spent more than a decade working to address digital inequities. Comcast wants everyone to have the skills, resources, and tools they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world, from connecting people to the internet to supporting young, diverse storytellers.
Today there are more pathways than ever for students, families, and individuals to get connected and learn digital skills at little or no cost to them. In fact, a recent White House announcement celebrates an important milestone in our country’s efforts to promote broadband adoption and help low-income families subscribe and stay connected to the internet.
Now qualifying households in Colorado can get FREE home broadband!
Comcast is participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible low-income households a credit up to $30 a month toward the cost of Internet service. Customers who qualify can apply ACP credits to any tier of Xfinity Internet, including Internet Essentials.
- Comcast’s top-rated Xfinity Mobile service, which includes 5G, is now available to customers enrolled in ACP, giving them the ability to save money on their connectivity needs inside and out of the home.
- Internet Essentials customers can use their $30/month ACP discount to pay for both Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Mobile service. For example, an Internet Essentials customer (paying $9.95/month) can add one line of Unlimited on Xfinity Mobile ($45/month) for $24.95/month after applying the ACP discount.
“Over the past few years, broadband access has become increasingly important,” said Leslie Oliver, Director of Media and External Communications, Comcast. “Pairing our Internet Essentials program and Xfinity Mobile with the ACP is a significant milestone for digital inclusivity. They are providing opportunities for more Coloradans to be connected online to what matters most to them.”
Why is this important?
The program helps connect thousands of people to the internet who haven’t had access to it at home, especially in communities that have historically faced more barriers to getting online. The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.
Who can use this?
A household must meet at least one of the following criteria: qualifies for the federal Lifeline program (i.e., Medicaid, SNAP, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, Tribal Programs for Residents for Qualifying Tribal Lands); receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision; has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; and, or received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year.
Where can I get it?
Eligible households that enroll in the program can receive $30/month toward their Internet and mobile service ($75/month on Tribal lands). New and existing Xfinity Internet or Internet Essentials customers can visit www.xfinity.com/acp or call 844-389-4681 for more information, to determine eligibility, and sign up.
Please share information about Internet Essentials and the Affordable Connectivity Program with your community.
In partnership with Mile High Mamas.