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United Way is proud to partner with Comcast, which offers Internet Essentials — affordable home internet services for low-income families who meet their eligibility requirements.

Comcast recently announced that Internet Essentials is expanding eligibility to include public housing and HUD-assisted residents. It is the single largest expansion of Internet Essentials. Now, an estimated total of up to 2 million HUD-assisted homes, including Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Multifamily programs, will have access to low-cost Internet service. As Internet Essentials partners, we are excited to be a part of this milestone.

There are 21,000 Mississippi families that are in HUD-assisted households in Comcast Service areas –that therefore may now be eligible for low-cost internet through Comcast’s Internet Essentials. Over 6,000 of these households are in North Mississippi. This expansion means a household does not need to have a child who is eligible for the National School Lunch Program and this is another opportunity to expand Internet Essentials to reach seniors.

For more information about the eligibility expansion, visit http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-hud-initiative-blog or download a press release about the announcement.

About Internet Essentials
Internet Essentials from Comcast is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed internet adoption program. It provides low-cost high-speed internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an internet-ready computer for under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online and in-person. 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.