Beaverton School District, Comcast to Provide Free Internet Access to Low-Income Beaverton Students

In an effort to ensure Beaverton School District students can access the District´s distance learning options under the stay-at-home orders, the District and Comcast´s Oregon/SW Washington region have announced a business partnership to provide up to 500 Beaverton families Internet connectivity free of charge, the company said.

The District is taking advantage of Comcast´s Internet Essentials, a program designed for low-income families and individuals to acquire access to the Internet. In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, Comcast is offering two free months of Internet access to qualifying low-income families that apply before June 30. The District is purchasing an additional four months of service, enabling six months of free Internet access.

Since its inception in 2011, Internet Essentials has connected more than 52,000 low-income households in the Oregon/SW Washington region.

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The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for its high student and staff achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton is the third largest school district in Oregon with 53 schools, more than 41,000 students and almost 5,000 talented staff. Beaverton schools are dedicated to providing outstanding, challenging educational opportunities that prepare students to be college and career ready.