Comcast Internet Essentials Program
To support families without Internet service, Arlington Public Schools offers to pay for Comcast Internet Essentials service for qualified APS families.
About Comcast Internet Essentials:
- 50/5 Mbps download/upload bandwidth with in-home Wi-Fi
- No term contract and no credit check
- Current Internet Essentials customers are eligible for this sponsorship.
If you have previously applied for Comcast Internet Essentials service and been denied, we encourage you to reapply, as the qualification criteria have been expanded and restrictions have been loosened. You may qualify under the new terms. Also, please share this information with other APS families so they can benefit from this service.
If you do not have reliable Internet at home please call your school to request a sponsorship code.
If you are applying with an APS-supplied sponsorship code, no social security number or any other identifying documentation is required. Even though the online application requests such documentation, you do not need to provide it to be approved.
If you are setting up your Comcast Internet Essentials, you may find helpful information on the Internet Essentials Technical Support page or the Xfinity Internet Connectivity Troubleshooting Guide
If students are in extreme need for Internet service, Arlington Public Schools and Arlington County Government are collaboratively providing free WiFi Internet access at the following locations:
More information on these hotspots and more can be found at at Arlington County’s Digital Equity page.