Discounted Comcast internet in Whatcom, see if you qualify


Comcast has new ways more than 16,000 homes in Whatcom County can benefit from the ACP program.

Comcast has new ways more than 16,000 homes in Whatcom County can benefit from the ACP program.

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Comcast this week announced its participation in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, giving 16,000 homes in Whatcom County more ways to connect digitally through the program.

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

the Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that aims to provide households with the low-cost Internet services they need for work, healthcare, school and more.

The program provides funding of up to $30 per month for eligible households and up to $75 per month for eligible households on tribal lands. Some households may also qualify for discounts on laptops, computers or tablets.

Am I eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

To qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program, household income must be equal to or less than 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. The household may also be eligible for the program if it meets certain criteria. To find out if our household is eligible or to register for the program, visit the FCC website.

According to Jack Follman, a Comcast Washington Head of External Communications, Comcast has new ways more than 16,000 homes in Whatcom County can benefit from the program.

“Comcast participates in the CPA and the $30/month benefit can be applied to any Xfinity Internet service tier. Eligible customers in the company’s service area can sign up for Internet Essentials Plus , which includes 100Mbps download speeds, cable modem and Wi-Fi router, and is free after government ACP credit is applied. Customers can also add unlimited Xfinity Mobile 5G mobile service,” wrote Follman.

For more information about Comcast Xfinity Internet Services and program participation, visit their website.

Alyse Messmer is a duty reporter at the Bellingham Herald. If you enjoy stories like this, consider supporting our work by subscribing to our journal.

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