Comcast, in its second move in a week to upgrade its Internet Essentials program, said that it is joining forces with Dell Technologies in support of the program.

Internet Essentials aims to confront the digital divide. Under the terms of the agreement, Dell will provide more than 2,500 free laptops to students, seniors, veterans and adults in need. The company also will fund upgrades to 15 computer labs at nonprofits across the country, including two senior centers in Houston.

“The research on the causes of the digital divide is very clear,” David L. Cohen, Comcast NBCUniversal’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer said in a press release. “One of those reasons is that many low-income households either do not own a laptop or cannot afford to buy one. As a result, this initiative with Dell Technologies will help us connect more households to the Internet at home so students can do their homework, parents can look for and apply for jobs, and veterans and seniors can keep in touch with friends and family who may be scattered around the world.”

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The announcement will be made in Houston. While in the city, the companies will give laptops to 20 low-income veterans, 100 seniors, and 90 high school students at thePresinct2Gether East Harris County Activity Center and to 90 students in the Eight Million Stories program, which helps previously incarcerated youth obtain the skills and community connections needed to integrate back into society.

On Tuesday, Comcast announced what it says is the biggest expansion of the Internet Essentials program since it was formed. The move will add about 3 million households to its footprint. These include homes with residents with disabilities and low-income households.

The additional coverage will bring the number of households eligible for Internet Essentials to almost 7 million. Internet Essentials has connected more than 8 million people from 2 million households during the past eight years, including 600,000 in Texas, Comcast said.

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6 thoughts on “Dell Will Provide Computers for Comcast Internet Essentials Low-Income Program

  1. I would like to know is Dell still giving computers, for the low income disabled individuals
    Please please contact on behalf I’m extremely in need of a computer to help me to look for a job and rise above being low-income

    1. I would love to be able to take classes and Beeville more independent in this computer age. I truly feel that I could still be an asset, given the opportunity.

    2. I would like to get a computer for free or you work on for low incme computer. I am disabled and in school working on my high level of educational .

  2. I would like to know is Dell still giving computers, for the low income disabled individuals
    Please please contact on behalf I’m extremely in need of a computer to help me to look for a job and rise above being low-income

  3. Due to covid I lost my job partially fiasabled drawing ssa. I’m 67 I have been looking fo work. My Peuc unemployment stoped suddenly when FEMA ran out of funds and the 1200 per month is hard to make up.

    I moved to less expensive one bedroom. Applied for Treasury grant only helps with rent. My phone is hard to use when try to really work looking for jobs or applying for assistance. If al all possible I would love a chance at a laptop to work on.

  4. I would like to know if DELL is still offering free laptops/computers to internet essential customers. I can’t count how many times I have almost missed a deadline with my government assistance and other important documents due to only having a cheap government lifeline phone. If this free laptop/computer offer still stands it would take the headache of trying to make my phone a computer. Phones are phones and computers are computers. I don’t understand why they have to be combined and such a headache. Anywho please let me know asap. Thank you!

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