Comcast is offering free and discounted Internet options for residents in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). ACP provides eligible low-income households a credit up to $30 a month toward the cost of Internet service ($75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands). Customers who qualify can apply ACP credits to any tier of Xfinity Internet, including Internet Essentials, or Xfinity Mobile.
“Through Internet Essentials, and now, the Affordable Connectivity Program, affordability is no longer a barrier to getting households connected to the internet at home,” said Toni Murphy, Comcast Regional Senior Vice President. “We will continue to partner with local nonprofit organizations like the NAACP in Indiana to deliver digital literacy skills training so more people can take full advantage of everything the Internet has to offer.”
“Making it possible for all communities and families to connect to the digital world is wise and much needed in today’s increasingly global and technological age,” said Dr. Carolyn Princes, President of Indiana County NAACP. “We are proud to partner with Comcast to host an Affordable Connectivity Program awareness event at our Juneteenth Celebration: Stronger Together, Community Unity, Meeting the Future Now.”
Comcast recently announced additional efforts to increase participation in ACP and help people benefit from the program, including:
Internet Essentials Plus
Internet Essentials Plus is a new tier of service for Comcast’s hallmark digital equity program that is available in all Comcast service areas to any customer who qualifies. It offers twice the download speed – up to 100 Mbps – of the traditional Internet Essentials service, which has a 50 Mbps download speed. Internet Essentials Plus is available for $29.95/month to new customers who qualify. Existing Internet Essentials customers can upgrade to this new, faster tier at any time. Customers who subscribe to Internet Essentials Plus and enroll in ACP will effectively get broadband for free after the $30/month government discount is applied.
Comcast’s top-rated Xfinity Mobile service, which includes 5G, is now available to customers enrolled in ACP, giving them the ability to save money on their connectivity needs inside and out of the home. Internet Essentials customers can use their $30/month ACP discount to pay for both Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Mobile service. For example, an Internet Essentials customer (paying $9.95/month) can add one line of Unlimited on Xfinity Mobile ($45/month) for $24.95/month after applying the ACP discount.
Xfinity Mobile has no line access or activation fees and comes with unlimited talk and text, so customers only pay for cellular data. Customers can mix and match between two straightforward plans on Xfinity Mobile with 5G included, Unlimited or By the Gig, and pair these mobile plans with any tier of Internet service to provide ultimate flexibility. They can also switch back and forth between Unlimited and By the Gig mobile plans at any time. In addition, Xfinity Mobile devices automatically connect to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country to reduce customers’ dependence on cellular and save money.
Signing up for ACP
New and existing Xfinity Internet or Internet Essentials customers can visit www.xfinity.com/acp or call 844-389-4681 for more information, to determine eligibility, and sign up.
Customers can also call to speak to a dedicated ACP Enrollment and Support Center that is available from 8AM to 12AM daily, with multi-lingual capabilities to assist anyone interested in the program.
Additionally, people will soon be able to visit 500+ Xfinity Stores nationwide to sign up for Internet Essentials Plus and learn more about how to enroll in ACP to get Internet service for free.
Bridging the Digital Divide in Comcast’s Keystone Region
In addition to introducing additional efforts to increase participation in ACP, Comcast continues its commitment to bridging the digital divide in its Keystone region. This includes the activation of 100 Lift Zones in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, providing more than $30,000 over the last year to nonprofits in West Virginia in support of digital equity initiatives and providing 1,200 laptops to Ohio County School District, the North Wheeling Community Youth Center and Youth Services System, Inc. of Wheeling for participants of their education and workforce development programs.
The Affordable Connectivity Program, Internet Essentials and Lift Zones are part of Project UP, Comcast’s $1 billion commitment to reach tens of millions of people over the next 10 years with the tools, resources, and skills needed to succeed in a digital world. Click here for more information about Comcast’s comprehensive connectivity program for low-income Americans.