Comcast’s Internet Essentials program provides Internet access for $10 per month to families who have children enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) throughout San Mateo county (Eligible households will also be able to secure an Acer or Dell netbook for $149.99). This program is intended to bridge the digital divide and provide in-home Internet access to those who might not be able to afford a $40 or $60 per month fee.
Those interested can call 1-855-8-INTERNET. To sign up you will need your children’s name and address, and a third party hired by Comcast will check to make sure you are enrolled in the NSLP. Once that's done, you sign up for the program through Comcast. For those who don't have a computer, or would like to upgrade, Comcast will also provide customers with a voucher that will allow them to buy an Acer or Dell netbook for $149.99. Users will need to provide Comcast with a credit card number, and Comcast will ship the netbooks out.
Comcast has pledged to provide this low-cost Internet option for at least three years. Users will need to re-enroll each year. For more details please visit internetessentials.com or ask one of our North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center Case Managers.