Offer for free internet may help qualified individuals

March 13, 2020

Penn State is providing this communication as an informational item only for those who may qualify and find benefit. This is not an endorsement of any particular internet provider.

As colleges and universities move to remote classes and businesses ask individuals to work from home to create the necessary social distancing that can slow down the outbreak of the coronavirus, a telecommunications company is now offering two free months of internet services to qualified low-income customers, citing the importance of remaining connected.

Effective today (March 16) Comcast is offering its Internet Essentials program, normally available to qualified low-income customers for $9.95 per month, for free for 60 days to new customers, the company said. 

Customers are eligible to receive Internet Essentials if they are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch program, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid or SNAP and live in a Comcast service area. For more information or to sign up for the service, visit the Internet Essentials website or call 1-855-846-8376 for English speakers and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. 


Last Updated March 13, 2020