Hillsboro School District, Comcast to Provide Free Internet Access During School Closure

In an effort to ensure Hillsboro 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 providing up to 650 Hillsboro families in need of Internet connectivity access to it, 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. The regular cost for Internet Essentials is USD 9.95 per month.

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Hillsboro School District is the fourth-largest public school district in the state of Oregon with 35 schools serving more than 20,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12 who reside in the cities of Hillsboro, North Plains, and parts of Cornelius, Aloha, and Beaverton.