Comcast extends COVID-19 internet support

Posted at 10:07 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 23:07:52-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Comcast announced it will be extending its internet support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Internet Essentials customers will receive free Internet service for the first 60 days and free access to more than 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hotspots, the largest network of its kind in the country, through June 30, 2021.

This is the third time Comcast has extended the service.

“Our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure our network is operating at peak performance and help our customers and our communities navigate this unprecedented crisis,” Dave Watson, Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable said in a press release. “For nearly a decade, we’ve been on a mission to ensure students have the resources they need to be successful. We have accelerated that work during COVID-19 by partnering with public schools to provide Internet for more low-income students and by working with community centers to create safe spaces for families to connect to free WiFi through Lift Zones.”