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Lee County families: Get two months of internet for free

Comcast's free internet for distance learning
Posted at 8:35 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 08:35:13-04

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.


  1. All students enrolled in Title I Schools.
  2. Families enrolled in HUD Housing.
  3. 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 or call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.