Comcast continues to offer Internet connectivity assistance to help improve digital equity and create positive opportunities for low-income students and families. (Photo: fizkes, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

With distance learning plans rolling out across the country due to the coronavirus, Comcast recently announced a new program for cities, schools and nonprofits to connect large numbers of low-income, kindergarten through 12th grade students to the Internet at home. The Internet Essentials Partnership Program is designed to help accelerate Internet adoption at a critical time. Internet Essentials offers households low-cost, broadband Internet service for $9.95 per month, the option to purchase a heavily subsidized computer, and multiple options for digital literacy training. Comcast also announced it is giving all Internet Essentials customers its innovative xFi platform, which enables parents to control and manage their children’s