Comcast Says Its Internet Essentials Has Now Helped 6M Low-Income Americans

Comcast has announced that its subsidized ISP program Internet Essentials has now been provided to six million low-income Americans.

In addition to the benchmark, the cable company also said it will expand the program to nearly one million low-income military veterans.

Comcast said it has connected two million users to Internet Essentials just in the last year—its largest annual increase to date.

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“This program has had an enormous impact on millions of families and children who now have high-speed Internet at home, many for the first time in their lives,” said David L. Cohen, senior executive VP and chief diversity officer for Comcast, in a statement. “We’re excited to extend that same opportunity to more than one million, low-income veterans. Veterans have stood up for our country, now it’s time for us to stand up for them by providing access to life-changing digital tools and resources.”

Comcast also announced that U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will join Cohen on a multi-city tour to raise awareness for the Internet Essentials program.

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