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Date Posted:05/25/20
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Some Stimulus Payments Are Coming in the Form of Debit Cards

Date Posted:05/14/20
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Tutor.com Extends Free Tutoring for Military Families

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Trump signs second bill protecting GI Bill benefits amid coronavirus outbreak

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Date Posted:10/11/19
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Date Posted:10/03/19
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Free Comcast Internet Available to Disabled Veterans and Low Income Families
Posted on: 03/19/20
This Story Expires on: 05/31/20


A volunteer uses a computer at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. (U.S. Army/Amy Urbina)


By Amy Bushatz

A revised program from Comcast is giving disabled veterans and low-income veterans and military families in the company's service area free internet connections for two months, according to a March 17 release.

Currently, those veterans and military families have access to the company's Internet Essentials plan, which provides qualifying users with basic internet service for $9.95 per month. But between now and April 30, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two months free in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said.

Those customers include veterans receiving disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs and all Americans receiving public aid, including Medicaid, public housing assistance and food stamps, officially known as SNAP. A full list of qualifying users can be found on the company's website.

Related: Comcast Military Discount

"As our country continues to navigate the COVID-19 emergency, we recognize that our company plays an important role in helping the military community stay connected -- to their families, the VA and other health services, and the latest information about the virus -- through the Internet," Comcast said in a statement. "To help bridge the digital divide during this time of need, we're providing special offers to the thousands of veterans who qualify for our Internet Essentials program."

After the two months free, those new users will be enrolled in the $9.95 per month program, the release stated.

The Internet Essentials plan was first expanded to disabled veterans in 2018.

In addition to the offer of free service, Comcast said it's increasing data speeds for all users on the Internet Essentials plan. The increase would accelerate speeds from 15 Mbps downstream and two upstream to 25 Mbps downstream and three upstream, the company said.

Veterans and other users can apply for the program on the Comcast Internet Essentials website.



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