Free Internet Service for Eligible DC Families
If you have received an email or a call/text message from an unfamiliar number recently, it might be the District offering free internet services!
Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced that DC government will pay for a year of residential internet service provided by Comcast and RCN for SNAP and TANF eligible households with PK3-12 grade students enrolled at DC traditional and charter public schools under the Internet 4 All program.
On Nov. 18, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer began a second round of outreach to eligible families. The student’s primary guardian received a call, text message, or email from DC government asking if they’d like to join the program and for consent to share their contact information with the internet provider. Either Comcast or RCN will then contact the household to initiate the internet installation process.
Information for schools on this program can be found in a guide with FAQs here. Please click on the flyer (English or Spanish) to find out if you’re an eligible family! These flyers will help you understand that text messages, phone calls, and emails you received about the program are not spam but a program intended to assist your family.
Interested families need to agree to join the program through positively responding to the text, call, or email and allow the internet provider to contact them to initiate the installation process.