LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Comcast now has a program to help students access the internet for distance learning during the Coronavirus crisis. Low-income families in service areas can sign up as new customers and get internet speeds from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all Internet Essentials customers.
- All students enrolled in Title I Schools.
- Families enrolled in HUD Housing.
- Families currently receiving support from these federal programs must provide proof of participation:
- MEDICAID: copy of card or most recent eligibility letter for an adult in your household (copy of front and back of card required.)
- Public housing assistance: documentation such as lease, housing assistance payment (HAP) contract, or eligibility documentation from HUD.
- SNAP: letter indicating you are approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
- TANF: eligibility letter for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
- SSI: eligibility letter for Supplemental Security Income.
- NSLP/Head Start: copy of a letter indicating participation in the National School Lunch Program or Head Start, with child's name, school name, and address of where you are requesting service.
- LIHEAP: letter confirming eligibility for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
- WIC: eligibility letter for the Women, Infants, and Children program.
- VA Pension: pension eligibility determination letter from the Veterans Administration.
- Tribal assistance: eligibility letter, including TTANF, FDPIR, etc.
For questions visit internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.