Low Income Fast Internet, Low Cost Computers & Free Internet Training if you qualify for INTERNET ESSENTIALS PROGRAM with XFINITY/COMCAST
PER COMCAST: Four ways Internet Essentials gets you connected — for less.
While participating in Internet Essentials:
- You get fast home Internet service for only $9.95 a month, plus tax
- You never have any price increases or pay any activation or equipment rental fees
- You can buy a computer at initial enrollment for the low price of just $149.99 + tax
- You can get free Internet training — online, in print and in person
You also get these benefits:
- Top-rated Norton™ Security Suite ($160 value) for comprehensive online security, at no additional charge
- Parental controls to help protect kids while they are online
How to qualify:
To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:
- Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
- Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
- Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
- Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment
How to apply
- Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to request an application
- We will mail you an application. Complete and return it, along with lunch program documents from your child’s school
- We will notify you by mail about the status of your application. Allow 7-10 days for a response
Once you are approved, we’ll mail you a welcome package with everything you need to set up your Internet service and receive our free Internet training.
If you choose to purchase a low-cost computer, your welcome package will provide details.
For those who need a Free Computer, here are some helpful links:
I know so many people are in need of a computer so I have located resources to help everyone to find either a free or a low cost PC. Here is what I have found and as I find more resources, I will build on this list:
Computers For Classrooms
|315 Huss Drive,|
|Chico, CA 95928|
CFC provides good working computer systems for those who cannot afford to buy new ones. As Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers they can only place MS licensed computers with low-income families.
Computer Recycling Center
CRC Computer Recycling provides refurbished computers to Foster Youth, Home-Bound Elderly, Teachers, Community Nonprofits, and more.
PC’s for People
PCs for People creates new opportunities by providing personal computers and education to people who have limited experience with technology due to social, physical and/or economic circumstances.
Accelerated Schools offers a computer loan program that makes computers available to families through two methods. After submitting a $100 deposit that will be returned when the computer is returned, families can choose a slide show computer or a word processing computer. Call (800) SCHOOL3to learn more about the terms and conditions of this computer loan program.
Freecycle is an online network of charitable individuals who post gifts and donations of many things, including computers, so that others may benefit from their gifts.
World Computer Exchange
World Computer Exchange is a portal for rescuing used computers, refurbishing them and distributing them throughout the world. This company has benefited many communities and organizations that otherwise would not have been able to afford a computer or laptop. Visit their website for more information on donating or receiving a free computer.
Alachua Free-Net Computer Recycling Program
[Florida] Requests for computers are considered on a case-by-case basis by the AFN Computer Recycling Program volunteers. Some of the areas used for determination are as follows: Priority is given to local community organizations, schools, and non-profit organizations. Individuals with disabilities or hardships where it is demonstrated that the computer would enhance the person’s life.
Castaway Computers, Inc..
[Wisconsin] We accept donated computer equipment and software from companies, refurbish the equipment, load available software, and upgrade the equipment. Castaway donates the computers to individuals, families, schools, charities, and agencies including religious, scouting, genealogical, historical, and other nonprofit entities.
- Call for more info (414) 221-3442
Computers for Families (CFF)
[Virginia] Computers for Families is a not for profit organization founded to place computer systems with and provide computer information access to individuals who cannot afford a computer system. Currently we are only able to help families in the SW Virginia localities.
Computers for Homebound and Isolated Persons
[Tennessee] CHIPS is a non-profit project aimed at reducing the social isolation of persons who are homebound, by providing a computer and free Internet access through KORRnet, who manages the project. The primary participants in this project are persons who are elderly, or caregivers, although some recipients are also disabled and homebound.
First Chance Project
First Chance will locate used computer equipment and transfer it to rural women who do not have computers in their own home.
- Telephone: 720 855 0501
[Michigan] We place computers in homes (in low-income Grand Rapids neighborhoods) that could not otherwise afford one. To qualify for a computer, you must complete ten (10) hours of service to your community
[Oregon] FREE GEEK is a 501(c)(3) not for profit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service.
Santa Barbara Computers for Families
[California] The Computers for Families project is providing computers, Internet access, and training for Santa Barbara County students whose families cannot afford to purchase them. We believe that access to technology at home is critical to building the skills essential for success in the 21st century.
- (805)964-4711 x5400
Southern Arizona’s Computer Bank
[Arizona] SACB is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3), charitable and educational organization, that helps those who are less fortunate. We acquire, upgrade and donate computers, and printers to under-privileged students K-12, who live in Southern Arizona.
Technology Assisting People In Need
[Ohio] TAPIN focuses on serving individuals who are economically disadvantaged or disabled, and who could benefit by owning a computer, and the agencies, which serve them.
Rochester, NY- Free and Low-cost Refurbished Computers Available Now through Micrecycle: Computers for Education Back-To-School Promotion
98 College Ave., Rochester, NY14607 Media Contact: Debra Jacobson (585) 697-1944•
Computers will be available for pick-up a week or two after applications are processed. For more information About the program or to request an application, Call Alex Johnson at RMSC/Science Linkages,
Computers for Children
(no website available) 2550 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 874-3350 Hours: Monday – Saturday 10-6 pm
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