“In the last five years, we’ve worked proudly with local community partners as part of the national movement to bridge the digital divide that exists among low-income families everywhere,” said Chris Dunkeson, Comcast Area Vice President. “With the announcement of our expansion to HUD-assisted homes, we look forward to bringing this essential connection to even more families and homes.”
Comcast recently announced it expanded the program’s eligibility to households receiving HUD-housing assistance, including public housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Multifamily programs. In New Mexico, there are approximately 18,000 families living in HUD-assisted homes in Comcast service areas who will now have access to low-cost internet service through Internet Essentials. The announcement means even more individuals, including seniors, veterans, and adults without children are now eligible to apply to the program.
Nationwide, here’s who Internet Essentials has connected so far:
For more information, or to apply for the program, visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376. Spanish speakers should call 1-855-765-6995.