For today’s families, a home internet connection is more essential than ever. Internet Essentials from Comcast has connected over 4 million low-income Americans to low-cost, high-speed Internet at home, giving every student the opportunity to succeed.
Without an internet connection at home, the digital divide keeps millions of students at a disadvantage. Internet Essentials from Comcast has connected over 4 million low-income Americans to low-cost, high-speed Internet.
When we started this program six years ago, we never imagined we would connect four million low-income Americans. We never would have gotten here with our amazing dedicated partners including nonprofits, libraries, school districts, elected officials, businesses, employees and advocates who are all united by the belief that the internet is essentials, not only to compete in the 21st century economy, but also to be connected to loved ones and the world.
Senior Executive Vice President
and Chief Diversity Officer,
The internet is a critical tool for learning. Research shows that 50% of students said they have been unable to complete a homework assignment because they didn’t have access to the internet and 42% said they received a lower grade on an assignment due to lack of access.* Internet Essentials gives students the tools they need to succeed in and outside the classroom.
Our internal feedback loop constantly adapts to meet the needs of our customers and partners.
Listen & learn from our customers &
partners to incorporate feedback
Raise awareness & build the message
about Internet Essentials
Comcast is expanding its pilot program for low-income senior citizens from five cities and metropolitan areas to 12. We’re also providing funding to deliver vital digital skills training to help seniors learn how to use computers and navigate the internet.