One million households, four million customers. No matter how much some community advocates complain, Internet Essentials program is a huge success, and no other low-income internet plans come anywhere close to those numbers.
InsightNews.com reveals all the other good news from Internet Essentials.
“The company also announced three key program enhancements. For the fourth time in six years, Comcast will increase the program’s Internet service speeds to up to 15/2 Mbps. Internet Essentials customers now also receive 40 hours of free out-of-home WiFi access per month to the company’s growing network of 18 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots. And Comcast is expanding its pilot program for low-income senior citizens from five cities and metropolitan areas to 12.”
We know that many local community leaders want more from Internet Essentials, but it’s really hard for us to fault the company. The numbers just don’t lie.
“When we started this program six years ago, we never imagined four million low-income Americans would benefit from it,” said David L. Cohen, Comcast’s Senior Executive Vice President, and the person most responsible for the success of Internet Essentials. “We also never would have reached this milestone without our many dedicated nonprofit partners, elected officials, educators, employees, and advocates who were all united by the belief that the Internet is essential, not only to compete in the 21st century economy, but also to be connected to loved ones and the world. While this milestone is a wonderful moment to celebrate, it also inspires all of us to keep going to connect even more families to all that the Internet has to offer for education, jobs, healthcare, news, information, and entertainment.”
Internet Essentials is now available in every area served by Comcast — including the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia (DC).
To find out if Internet Essentials is available in your area, or for a complete list of cities and towns served by Comcast, check out our Internet Essentials page.
We just want to say two things to Comcast:
Congratulations! And on behalf of our low-income readers, thank you very, very much.