Getting connected to affordable internet and mobile services may become easier for several hundred Blaine area households.
Comcast announced March 1 that over 350 Blaine and Birch Bay homes can get connected to affordable internet through the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program, according to a Comcast press release on the program. The program offers $30 off per month on internet services.
Comcast customers can use the discount on Xfinity Mobile 5G and Internet Essentials Plus, which has 100 Mbps download speeds, a cable modem and WiFi router, according to the release.
The Affordable Connectivity program is an FCC benefit program that also offers a one-time discount for computer or tablet purchases. The program’s goal is to help people connect to internet to ensure they receive broadband for work, school and healthcare services, according to Comcast.
Those eligible must have a household income at, or below, 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Households may also be eligible if a member of the household meets certain criteria such as participating in federal assistance programs or has recently received a Federal Pell Grant.
People can check if they’re eligible at bit.ly/3HFjoet. More information is available at xfin.tv/35wGiI2.