Comcast today hosted a special event at Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) in Baltimore to kick off the fourth year of Internet Essentials, the company's broadband adoption program. Also announced at the event was the extension of the Internet Essentials promotion offering six months of complimentary service to eligible families who apply before Sept. 30.
Comcast will also continue to offer families the option to purchase a computer at less than $150, as well as provide access to free digital literacy training online, in print and in person.
Additionally, Comcast recently announced an amnesty program for certain low-income families who could qualify for Internet Essentials, but have a past due balance. Customers who have an outstanding bill that is more than one year old are now eligible for the program. Comcast will offer amnesty for that debt for the purpose of connecting to Internet Essentials, so long as the customer meets all the other eligibility criteria.