Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households

Opportunity Starts

at Digital Inclusion

We believe that everyone should have access to the opportunities made possible by having the Internet at home. Since 2011, Internet Essentials is our answer to help close the Digital Divide.

In the News

Connection Is Essential

Comcast's Internet Essentials Connects

4,000,000 Americans to the Internet

Most of the families have an internet connection in their home for the first time... Visit the Site
Comcast Voices

Internet Essentials Announces

3 Program Enhancements

They include speed increase, free access to XFINITY WiFi hotspots, and senior citizen program expansion... Read More

Our Impact

Working side-by-side with our schools, government, and non-profit partners, we have connected more than 1,000,000 families—over 4 million low-income Americans—to the power of the Internet in their homes.
This program has grown to be our largest and most successful community investment initiative, and is now a part of our organizational DNA. The spirit of the program truly aligns with our mission to improve and enrich our communities.
When our communities thrive, so do we.
Since 2011, we’ve built a network of over 2,000 volunteers and over 9,000 non-profit and educator partners to help spread the word about Internet Essentials. Our success would not be possible without their help. All told, we’ve provided more than $350 million of support for digital literacy training, benefiting over 4.4 million people.
And we’re not done yet…

Internet Essentials Information

Learn more about our program,
history and impact.

Comcast Voices

See the latest news from the Comcast Community

Internet Essentials Marks
1 Million-Connected Milestone

When Internet Essentials launched, we honestly had no idea how many low-income Americans we could reach...” Read More
  • Tackling the 'Cruel Irony' of Digital Divide

    Internet Essentials looks to level the playing field.... Read More
  • Comcast gives away laptops to seniors

    Oprah-style surprise gifts distributed in Detroit... Read More
  • Joyner-Kersee Still Focused on Giving Back

    'The Undefeated' profiles Internet Essentials' spokeswoman ... Read More

Reports & News

Check out the latest buzz about Internet Essentials.

Reports
  • Internet Essentials Five-Year Progress Report Read More

  • Bridging the Digital Divide briefing August 2016 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Annual Report 2015 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Fact Sheet 2015 Read More

  • Comcast's March 2015 Internet Essentials Report Read More

  • Internet Essentials Program Highlights - July 2014 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Annual Report - July 2014 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Program Highlights - February 2014 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Program Highlights - Fall 2013 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Program Highlights – January 2013 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Program Highlights - July 2012 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Annual Report - July 2012 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Launch Report - January 2012 Read More

  • Internet Essentials Annual Report - July 2013 Read More

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News
  • Comcast Voices

    IE Learning Zones: Creating a Continuum of Connectivity Read More

  • Comcast Freedom Region

    Get to Know the IE Ambassador Program Read More

  • Comcast Voices

    Bridging the Digital Divide Read More

  • Campus Technology

    Comcast Extends IE to Community College Students Read More

  • Huffington Post

    Comcast Testing $10 a Month Broadband for Low Income Seniors Read More

  • New York Daily News

    Attacking the Digital Divide Read More

  • Penn Live

    Comcast's Internet Essentials adds Features for New School Year Read More

  • PC Magazine

    Comcast Boosts Speed, Adds Wi-Fi to Low-Income Internet Plan Read More

  • News

    Internet Essentials Receives Signature Accolade Award from WICT Read More

  • Rollingout.com

    Comcast Corporate VP Bret Perkins Enacts Internet Essentials With His Sons Read More

  • The Oregonian

    Comcast expands eligibility for low-cost Internet service for low-income families Read More

  • Comcast Blog

    Comcast to Offer Six Months of Free Internet Essentials Service and Announces Debt Forgiveness Plan Read More

  • Denver Post

    Comcast enhances Internet Essentials program for low-income families Read More

  • St. Paul Pioneer Press

    Comcast's discounted Internet use spikes Read More

  • Comcast

    Internet Essentials Year Three Infographic Read More

  • Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial

    Digital divide now easier to cross for many Read More

  • Rockford Register Star

    Comcast helps bridge digital divide for Rockford-area students Read More

  • Recode.net

    Comcast to Forgive Unpaid Bills for Low-Income Families Seeking Internet Access Read More

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

    Comcast boosts enrollment in Internet Essentials Read More

  • Comcast

    Comcast's Internet Essentials: Enhanced and Expanded for the New School Year Read More

  • Comcast Blog

    Internet Essentials: Year Four Progress Report Read More

  • Charleston Post and Courier

    Comcast urges more families to sign up for low-cost Internet Read More

  • NBC Miami

    Comcast's David Cohen Talks Internet Essentials Read More

  • Fresno Business Journal

    Comcast continues low-income Internet program in Fresno Read More

  • Comcast

    Internet Essentials Connects More Than 220,000 Low-Income Families to the Power of the Internet Read More

  • The Huffington Post

    Comcast expands low-cost Internet plan, ups speed Read More

  • BlackWeb 2.0

    Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Providing Internet to 100,000 Low-Income Families Read More

  • Blog by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    What Internet Essentials Means to Chicago Families Read More

  • MCN

    Comcast Hooks Up Nearly 100,000 Low-Income Homes To Broadband Read More

  • Comcast & Tony Dungy

    Q&A with Internet Essentials Spokesman Tony Dungy Read More

  • Chicago Tribune

    Comcast expands program to close digital divide in Chicago Read More

  • Comcast

    Comcast and Khan Academy Announce Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Partnership to Help Close the Digital and Educational Divide Read More

  • FierceCable

    Comcast partners with feds on Internet Essentials offers Read More

  • Chicago Sun-Times

    Comcast expands low-income Internet program Read More

  • Forbes

    Comcast, Khan Academy Aim Multimillion-Dollar Partnership At Low-Income Families Read More

  • Times Free Press

    Comcast offers low-cost Internet to some students Read More

  • The Hill

    Comcast's low-cost Internet program reaches 100,000 families Read More

  • Tech Crunch

    Comcast Will Spend Millions Developing And Promoting Khan Academy To Encourage Low-Income Broadband Adoption Read More

  • HereHouston.com

    Internet Essentials Helping Bridge "Digital Divide" Read More

  • Comcast

    Internet Essentials Progress Report Press Release Read More

  • Comcast

    How a Laptop Would Change My Life (Tony Dungy Gives Back to Alma Mater) Read More

  • Rollingout.com

    Comcast Corporate VP Bret Perkins Enacts Internet Essentials With His Sons Read More

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

    Comcast Program Helps Close the "Digital Divide" Read More

  • Comcast

    Comcast Extends National Broadband Adoption Program For Low-Income Families Read More

  • Philadelphia Tribune

    Symposium focuses on digital learning Read More

  • Boston Globe

    Comcast reports headway in its efforts to close the digital divide Read More

  • Comcast Press Release

    Comcast Offers Up to Six Months of Complimentary Internet Service and an Amnesty Program for Low-Income Families Read More

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