Today, Comcast introduced two new ways for customers to connect through ACP, and both are available to any eligible customer in all service areas of the company. Customers can sign up for Internet Essentials Plus, which includes download speeds of 100 Mbps, a cable modem and Wi-Fi router, and is free after government ACP credit has been applied. In addition, Xfinity Internet customers participating in ACP can now add mobile services through Xfinity Mobile.
“As a business and society, it is imperative that we work together to help people connect to the transformative power of the Internet, both at home and on the go,” said Broderick Johnson, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Digital Equity, Comcast Company. “The Affordable Connectivity Program is a unique opportunity that Comcast is proud to support. However, connectivity is just the beginning. We will continue to partner with nonprofits across the country to deliver digital literacy training so more people can learn how to take full advantage of all that the Internet has to offer.”
For more than a decade, Comcast has partnered with trusted community partners, businesses and government to help millions of low-income households connect to the Internet and the technology they need to participate in the digital world. On February 14, 2022, the world saw how these efforts can produce inspiring results when Llulisa, a Comcast Internet Essentials customer enrolled with ACP, joined government leaders at the White House to tell her story of achieving her goal of to be the first in her family to attend college.
Llulisa is just one example of millions of people across the country taking advantage of internet access through programs like ACP, which offers a $30 per month discount on internet service ($75/month on Tribal countries). Any eligible Xfinity Internet or Internet Essentials customer can use it to save money on their internet bill. Comcast’s comprehensive ACP offerings include:
Internet Essentials Plus
Internet Essentials Plus is a new level of service for Comcast’s signature digital stock program that is available in all Comcast service areas to any eligible customer. It offers twice the download speed – up to 100 Mbps – of the traditional Internet Essentials service, which has a download speed of 50 Mbps. Internet Essentials Plus is available for $29.95/month to new eligible customers. Existing Internet Essentials customers can upgrade to this new, faster tier at any time. Customers who subscribe to Internet Essentials Plus and sign up for ACP actually get free broadband after the government discount of $30/month is applied.
Comcast’s top-rated Xfinity Mobile service, including 5G, is now available to customers enrolled with ACP, helping them save money on their connectivity needs inside and outside the home. Internet Essentials customers can use their $30/month ACP discount to pay for both Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Mobile service. For example, an Internet Essentials customer (paying $9.95/month) can add an Unlimited line on Xfinity Mobile ($45/month) for $24.95/month after applying the ACP discount.
Xfinity Mobile has no line access or activation fees and comes with unlimited calls and texts, so customers only pay for mobile data. Customers can mix and match between two simple plans to Xfinity Mobile with 5G included, Unlimited or By the Gig, and pair these mobile plans with any level of internet service to provide ultimate flexibility. They can also switch back and forth between Unlimited and By the Gig mobile plans at any time. In addition, Xfinity Mobile devices automatically connect to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country to reduce customer dependency on mobile and save money.
Sign up for ACP
New and existing Xfinity Internet or Internet Essentials customers can visit www.xfinity.com/acp or call 844-389-4681 for more information, to determine eligibility, and to apply.
Customers can also call to speak to a dedicated ACP enrollment and support center, available daily from 8 a.m. to noon, with multilingual capabilities to assist anyone interested in the program.
Project UP and Comcast’s $1 Billion Commitment to Advance Digital Stocks
Connecting more people to the Internet and the technology they need to participate and excel in an increasingly digital world has been a core focus for Comcast. Looking to the next decade, Comcast is building on that foundation and amplifying its impact through Project UP, a comprehensive initiative to advance digital equality and build a future of limitless possibilities. Backed by a $1 billion commitment to reach tens of millions of people, Project UP encompasses the programs and community partnerships within Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky that connect people to the Internet, promote economic mobility and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers and creators. To learn more about Project UP and the latest on efforts to tackle digital inequality, visit https://corporate.comcast.com/impact/project-up†