Pocomoke City residents in public housing, Housing Choice Voucher and multifamily programs might benefit from a recent expansion of Comcast’s Internet Essentials program.
Announced by City Manager/City Attorney Ernie Crofoot at last week’s regular council meeting, the town was invited to participate as an existing partner in the program.
Those interested in using the service need to fill out an application either over the phone or online at www.internetessentials.com. Eligible families, according to the website, must have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program, have no outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one-year old and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days. Families with debt to Comcast that is more than one-year old may still be eligible, according to the website.
Other terms and conditions apply, according to the provider.
Once qualified and accepted by the company, users will be charged $9.95 per month plus tax for 10 Megabit per second speeds, with no credit check, no term contract, no installation fee and in-home Wi-Fi, according to the program.
Applicants might also be eligible for a low-cost computer in order to access the service. According to the site, both desktop and laptop computer options are available at a cost of $149.99 plus tax.