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Comcast: Free Service, Debt Forgiveness for Low Income Families

by on August 05, 2014
in Internet & Networking, News, Computers and Software, Family and Parenting, Kids, Blog, Money Savers :: 6 comments

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Comcast Internet EssentailsIf you’ve struggled with cable Internet bills in the past, a newly improved assistance program from Comcast may help. Today, the cable giant announced that it is offering debt forgiveness and up to six months of complementary service to lower income families as part of its Internet Essentials program.

Comcast created the Internet Essentials program in 2011 as a condition of obtaining government approval for its mega-merger with NBCUniversal, but it has recently come under fire from public advocacy groups. The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) filed a complaint with the FCC that signing up for Internet Essentials is a “long and cumbersome” process that can often take 3 months or more, deterring families from signing up. In addition, some applicants were improperly subjected to credit checks, and those with an outstanding bill to the cable company were automatically rejected.

Under the new terms of the Internet Essentials program, any family with at least one student enrolled in the National School Lunch Program will receive six free months of 5Mbps Internet service upon signup and pay just $9.99 per month plus tax after that. Outstanding balances owed to Comcast will be forgiven for the purposes of joining the program so long as the debt is at least one year old.

To learn more about the Internet Essentials program or to apply, you can visit Internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376.



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Xfinity help with my billing

From Teosha Chavez on October 31, 2017 :: 8:39 am

Please I’m asking for ur help Xfinity,...I’m a single mother of two trying my best to pay my bill with u guys could u please help n with any help u give I’ll appreciate it ....I want to keep my service with u….in need for ur help….n I’ll keep paying on time with any help u help me out ....

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I know you have ways

From Tina Shumaker on November 24, 2018 :: 12:18 am

I know you have ways to help people that have lost their job and have no money to pay for the stuff they have from you I need all I have because I have health problems and I can’t be with out what I have now. Without what I have I can’t call for my meds or for doctor appointments or for them to call me. Have tried to get help but no one out there wants to help me. I don’t have any family members that can help me with any of my problems I have.

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Help With Xfinity Bills

From C Thorn on April 14, 2019 :: 1:24 pm

Xinity,Please help me ..I’m on a fixed income nee help

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Please xfinity i am on

From Judy Crail on September 10, 2019 :: 12:45 pm

Please xfinity i am on a fixed income
I need help on my cable bill.i do not
Have the extra 31 dollars or they will
Turn me off i am on disability just
Had to get a Different car i am. 60
Years old please. Help

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I am on disability need help with cable bill

From Judy Crail on September 10, 2019 :: 12:52 pm

I had to get a Different car my car
Broke down i am on disability i am
About to be. Shutoff for 31 dollars
Which i do not have i am totally broke
Can you help my bill is 116 a month

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Wages being garnished. Had to

From TERRI HUFFMAN on October 19, 2019 :: 4:22 pm

Wages being garnished. Had to move and they charged me instulation fee. Need help please

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