It offers internet for less than $10 a month, low cost-computers and free digital literacy training for low income families.
Last school year, 23% of Frederick County students were on a free or reduced school lunch plan. This makes their families eligible for a special program from Comcast.
Executive Vice President David Cohen said the Internet Essentials program is entering its second year and offers internet for less than $10 a month, low cost-computers and free digital literacy training for low income families.
"We've made a number of enhancements in the second year. We've expanded eligiblity. Last year, was to just free lunch students; this year is for free and reduced lunch students. We've doubled the speed of the service,"
Any family who has a student enrolled in the free or reduced school lunch plans makes them eligible.
To date, there are more than 100,000 American families enrolled in the program.
To enroll in the program, call 1-855-8-INTERNET