Comcast to provide 60 days of free internet for low-income families over coronavirus

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ATLANTA — In an effort for people to stay informed and have ways to communicate as metro Atlanta and the country battles COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, telecommunications giant Comcast announced it will offer free internet service to low-income families that are in coverage areas that Comcast operates in.

“We know that for millions of low-income Americans who don’t have Internet service at home, this uncertain time is going to be even more difficult to manage. As schools and businesses close and families are encouraged, or even mandated, to stay home, Internet connectivity becomes even more important,” the company said in a news release.

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Comcast said beginning on Monday, low-income families who are new customers will get 60 days of free Internet Essentials service.

“We are increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward,” the company said.

To read more details about the program and what you need to do to sign up, click here.

FILE: Comcast said beginning on Monday, low-income families who are new customers will get 60 days of free Internet Essentials service. (PHOTO: Handout from Comcast)
FILE: Comcast said beginning on Monday, low-income families who are new customers will get 60 days of free Internet Essentials service. (PHOTO: Handout from Comcast)