Comcast is offering up to six months of free Internet service for new families that sign up for Internet Essentials, a program that provides basic Internet service for $9.95 a month for low-income families. To get the free months, you must sign up by Sept. 20.
The program supplies free Internet service to almost 50,000 Florida families and about 1.4 million nationwide. To qualify, families must have at least one child eligible for the free lunch program, not have suscribed to Comcast in the last 90 days and not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. However, Comcast has put an amnesty plan into effect for customers with an outstanding bill more than one year old.
Participants in the program also can purchase a computer for $149.99 plus tax.