Low-Income Veterans Eligible for Low-Cost Internet

Comcast has announced that it has expanded its Internet Essentials program to veteran households living within the Comcast service area.

In the beginning, Internet Essentials was offered to low-income families with children eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. Eligibility has also been extended to low-income seniors as well as to those households receiving HUD-housing assistance, which includes HUD’s Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Multifamily programs.

Veterans need to provide documentation of veteran status as well as proof of receiving some form of state or federal government assistance.

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program works with community partners to break down the main barriers to Internet access – lack of affordable service; lack of a computer or other device; and lack of digital training by providing high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax, the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for less than $150, and free digital literacy training in print, in person, and online.

To apply, visit www.internetessentials.com/apply, or call (855) 846-8376. For Spanish-only speakers: call (855) 765-6995.