NATOA Applauds Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program
March 5, 2013 12:07 PMFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2013 – The National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (NATOA) applauds Comcast and its broadband adoption program – Internet Essentials – for connecting more than 150,000 low-income families since the program’s launch. In Comcast’s 2nd Annual Internet Essentials Progress Report filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Comcast announced new program enhancements for 2013 including further expansion of eligibility criteria and low-cost computer options, a recognition program for the top performing school districts and further streamlining of the program’s application process.
“Comcast’s continued enhancements to this vital program underscore their commitment to narrowing the digital divide,” noted NATOA Executive Director Steve Traylor. “The milestones since the program’s inception are a testament to ensuring that low-income Americans have access to the Internet.”
Comcast will continue to sign up eligible families in the program through the end of the 2013-2014 school year. For more information about Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program, visit www.internetessentials.com.