The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Discounted Internet Service Available to Qualified Families

Qualified residents in the Gaithersburg area may be eligible to receive discounted internet service and an option to purchase a pre-configured computer at a discounted price through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program.
 Part of a nationwide program to help low income families get connected to the Internet, the Internet Essentials program is open to families that have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program.  Internet service will be available for $9.95 a month plus tax, and a low cost computer can be purchased for $149.99 plus tax upon enrollment in the program.  Free internet training is also available.
 Applicants must live in areas where Comcast internet service is available, they cannot have subscribed to Comcast internet service within the last 90 days, and they cannot have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.  Other restrictions may apply.
 For Internet Essentials information and an application call 1-855-8-INTERNET.  Details are also available at 
 Please note that Internet Essentials is not a City of Gaithersburg program.  This information is being distributed at the request of Comcast, a cable television franchise in the City of Gaithersburg, in order to distribute the program’s details to eligible households. 

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