Spend pennies, get low cost Internet service from Comcast! Keep reading and we’ll show you how to combine their wildly successful Comcast Internet Essentials program with the Lifeline subsidy to ensure that you’re paying less than a dollar for your Comcast Internet services.
Get low cost Internet through Comcast Internet Essentials.
Comcast Internet Essentials is more than a low cost Internet connection. It’s an entire program designed to connect eligible low income customers with the Internet and to improve their computer skills. There are no installation fees, no credit checks and no long-term contracts. In addition to a 10 mbps Internet connections, you will also receive the option to buy a low-cost computer, participate in classes and more!
You’ll receive a low cost 10 mbps connection with in-home WiFi setup included. You’ll receive a Welcome Kit after signing up that includes everything you need to get online! This service costs just $9.95 per month (and less than a dollar if you qualify for the Lifeline subsidy!).
You’ll also have the option to buy a cheap laptop or desktop computer for just $149.99! The computer includes Microsoft Office and Norton Security Suite. You can get details about the computer specs right here. Don’t have $150 today? No problem. You have the option to buy as long as you’re an Internet Essentials customer and payment plans may be available.
YES, it is good enough to stream movies & TV from Hulu, Netflix & Amazon!
Comcast representatives have told at least one of our readers that the Comcast Internet Essentials speeds wouldn’t support any Hulu streaming. This is NOT true!
If a Comcast representative tells you that your Comcast Internet Essentials speeds won’t be adequate for streaming, consider this:
Comcast Internet Essentials offers speeds of 10 Mbps.
- Hulu only requires 3-6 Mbps to stream regular HD (720p or 1080p) content. If you are streaming 4K Ultra HD content, they recommend 13 Mbps.
- Netflix recommends speeds of up to 5 Mbps for regular HD streaming.
- Amazon requires speeds of up to 3.5 Mbps for regular HD streaming.
If you’re trying to stream 4D ultra HD content, you may run into some lag issues. Hulu recommends speeds of 13 Mbps for 4k Ultra HD content and Netflix recommends 25 Mbps.
If you don’t stream 4K Ultra HD content, you shouldn’t have any problems streaming from these services on a Comcast Internet Essentials plan.
Who qualifies for low cost Internet?
Comcast offers several different low cost Internet programs.
To qualify, you must meet all of the following:
- You live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available.
- You have not been a Comcast subscriber within the last 90 days.
- You do not have outstanding debt to Comcast from the last 12 months. If the debt is more than a year old, you may still be eligible.
You must also meet one of the following:
- You have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program. Please note that this says ‘qualifies for’ and not ‘receives.’ Homeschoolers are still eligible for this program!
- You receive HUD housing assistance.
- You receive the Pell Grant AND you’re enrolled in a qualifying 2-year community college in Illinois and Colorado.
- You are 62 years old or older AND you reside in an eligible area. You also receive federal or state public assistance. Currently, this area is only available in Boston MA, Palm Beach County FL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco County CA or Seattle WA.
How do you sign up for low cost Internet from Comcast?
Step 1: Click here to apply for Comcast Internet Essentials.
Step 2: Call (855) 846-8376 to contact Comcast’s subsidy team.