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Free internet service for low-income households

In an effort to make people’s lives easier in this current climate, Comcast is increasing speeds in its Internet Essentials program – and making the service free for new, low-income customers for two months. 

The idea is to help people stay connected to families, workplaces and more. 

In a letter, Comcast President of Consumer Services Dana Strong said the change is for the millions of low-income Americans who don’t have internet service during this uncertain time. 

New customers will get complimentary Internet Essentials service for 60 days. This service normally is available to qualified low-income households for $9.95 per month. Click here for more details. 

The speeds are increasing from 15 to 25 Mbps for new and existing customers – and will be rolled out nationally over the next few days.

New customers will receive a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract.

To sign up, visit internetessentials.com. For more information, call 855-846-8376 (English) and 855-765-6995 (Spanish).

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Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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