Low-cost Internet service available for low-income families
Highline Public Schools press release:
Highline families have the opportunity to sign up for low-cost broadband service. Of the 8,700 Highline families who are eligible, only 260 have taken advantage of this inexpensive option.
Families with students who qualify for free- or reduced-priced lunch can get low-cost broadband service through Comcast's Internet Essentials program. The program was started last year by Comcast as a federal requirement after Comcast acquired NBC Universal.
Program participants receive:
■Residential Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax;
■No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fees;
■A voucher to purchase a low-cost computer for $149.99 plus tax;
■Access to free internet training.
Families may visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 to determine if they are eligible.