Comcast helps low-income households get online for the holidays

Comcast´s Internet Essentials program provides an opportunity for low-income families who might otherwise struggle to afford Internet access or own a computer, the company said.

Nationwide, more than one million homes, or approximately four million Americans, have now connected to the Internet through the program.

After a quick approval process, the program provides affordable Internet access, as well as an option to purchase a low-cost laptop or desktop computer. Internet Essentials has already connected more than 29,000 households in Oregon/SW Washington. It´s available to families of students participating in the National School Lunch Program, and recipients of HUD housing assistance.

Comcast is one of the nation´s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.