Coronavirus related, 25mbit, self-install kit, after the two months if you’re qualified low-income it’s about $10 a month before whatever fees and taxes.
TL;DR – Comcast has $19.90 off new subscriptions and is advertising it as them helping out with Covid-19.
For those forced to work from home and who qualify, well, you’re about to learn why all the businesses I’ve ever worked with have fled Comcast. However, it’s free for a couple of months and it’s sometimes better than nothing.
It appears from their Internet Essentials site that qualifiers may include being eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, medicaid, SNAP, SSI, NSLP/Head Start, LIHEAP, WIC, PELL Grant (in Colorado and Illinois only,) VA Pension, Tribal assistance.
All that said, it’s Comcast, it’s cheap in many senses, and you get what you pay for. I suspect they’re still making bank at $9.95 a month.
It should also be noted that Comcast is moving from 15 to 25 mbit service to meet the FCC minimum definition of “high speed”
Should we break this down in cost per megabit, I pay essentially 8.5 cents a megabit with AT&T… 85 dollars a month for 1000mbit (gig) fiber. Comcast’s offering it at almost 40 cents a megabit.
So yeah… if you’re on the plan currently, it’s not like they’re going to take $20 off your bills to help out.[Comcast Internet Essentials]