Comcast Expands Internet Access for Lower Income Families

Internet is vital to the day-to-day operations here at KPOP-TV, and we can’t imagine how difficult it would be to catch up on our latest K-dramas or share our love of K-pop with you on this site if we didn’t have access to the internet! Internet keeps us connected in our increasingly digitized world, but not everyone has affordable access. If you are struggling to afford internet, we would like to inform you of Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which has recently expanded to allow more lower income families to receive internet at a discounted rate.

Comcast is partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing to close the “digital divide” between households who can afford internet and those who cannot. Internet Essentials allows qualifying households to access home internet for $9.95 a month, purchase a computer for $150, and receive free computer literacy classes. With the eligibility expansion, households in public or HUD-assisted housing can now qualify for Internet Essentials, without the previous requirement that households had to include children participating in the National School Lunch Program. There are still requirements — you must not have an outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old and must not have subscribed to Comcast internet service within the last 90 days — but 2 million households are expected to be eligible for low-cost internet.

For more information about this program or how to apply, visit or call 1-855-846-8376.

Internet Essentials Comcast logo