Comcast Extends Free Service Offer For New Internet Essentials Customers

School districts across Florida are making plans for when students head back to class in the fall. To help provide additional support to students and families, Comcast has announced that it will continue to provide 60 days of free Internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers.

Originally set to expire on June 30, the free offer will now be available through the end of this year. In addition, Comcast will continue to waive, through the end of the year, the requirement that customers not have a past due balance with Comcast to qualify for the free offer.

Since 2011, Internet Essentials has connected more than two million low-income families to the Internet, serving approximately eight million people. During that period, the program has grown from focusing on bridging the “homework gap” for school-age children to being deeply invested in providing digital equity.

The program, which offers low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax, also provides multiple options to access free digital skills training in print, online and in person. In addition, customers have the option to purchase a low-cost, Internet-ready computer.

Internet Essentials is structured in partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials and nonprofit community partners. For individuals and organizations interested in becoming a partner, visit to order free collateral materials that will also be shipped free of charge.

Applicants can go to using any web-connected device, including mobile phones. In addition, there are two dedicated phone numbers: (855) 846-8376 for English and (855) 765-6995 for Spanish.