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Comcast, Harrisburg partner to extend discount on internet services to low-income households

Harrisburg’s MLK City Government Center

Harrisburg residents may be able to receive some extra help with their internet bills.

On Wednesday, Comcast and the city announced a partnership to extend a discount on internet services to low-income households through the federal “Affordable Connectivity Program” (ACP).

Those eligible for the program can receive a discount of up to $30 a month. Families who qualify for programs like federal Pell grants, National School Lunch vouchers, SNAP, Medicaid and housing assistance, among others, would likely qualify for the internet discount program.

Customers who subscribe to Comcast’s Internet Essentials Plus and enroll in ACP will effectively get broadband for free after the government discount is applied. Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service, which includes 5G, is also now available to customers enrolled in ACP.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a $14.2 billion government program that extends and modifies the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB), ensuring households can afford the internet they need for work, school, healthcare and other needs.

Additionally, within Harrisburg, Comcast provides free Wi-Fi “Lift Zones” at Boys and Girls Club locations, Brethren Community Ministries, Camp Curtin Branch YMCA, Shalom House, The Journey Church and Heartshine.

New and existing Xfinity Internet or Internet Essentials customers can visit or call 844-389-4681 for more information, to determine eligibility and to sign up.


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