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Internet Essentials

Since 2011, Internet Essentials from Comcast has connected 8 million people from low-income families to the internet at home. The COVID-19 crisis has put many of these students at risk and has accelerated the need for digital equity and Internet adoption programs to support them. That’s why we have developed a comprehensive program to address the major barriers to broadband adoption, which is about far more than just bringing internet service into the home. So that no matter what back to school looks like, students are ready for anything.


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Comcast has connected 8 million low-income people to high-speed Internet at home, more than 90 percent of them for the first time in their lives.

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Digital literacy is the most important facilitator of getting people connected. Comcast has invested more than $650 million in digital literacy training and awareness.

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An Internet connection is only as good as the device by which it is accessed. Comcast has provided low-income Americans with 100,000 affordable subsidized computers.

Our Latest Initiatives

For nearly a decade, Internet Essentials from Comcast has addressed the digital divide head on and has grown to become the nation’s largest and most successful broadband adoption effort. With an uncertain school year ahead and as the complexities of distance learning became more and more apparent, the need for connectivity is more important than ever. Here’s what we’re doing to help.

Ready for Anything

The summer of 2020 wasn’t what students expected, but with an internet connection at home, they’ve been pursuing their passions and discovering new ones. So they can be ready for school, no matter what it looks like.

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