Comcast Offers Free Premium Channels
During the coronavirus shutdown, Comcast is offering free access to certain premium channels, starting with Showtime and educational networks for kids.
Update, March 26: Comcast is offering free access to certain on-demand premium networks on a rotating basis, starting with Showtime, EPIX and educational channels for children, including Kids Room, The Reading Corner and The Great Courses Signature Collection.
Comcast says it intends to rotate in new channels in coming weeks. X1 and Flex subscribers can find the programs by saying "free" into their remote.
Earlier story: Comcast has opened up its WiFi network for free to everyone and is offering free internet service to low-income families for two months.
Comcast announced over the weekend that it would make its Wifi network available to anybody, not just Comcast customers.Go here to find a hotspot (there are hundreds around Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware). Select the "xfinitywifi" network and then launch your browser.
Depending on where you live, you may be able to find one nearby that works in your home, though most are in public places like stores and places of business.
Also, effective today (March 16), Comcast is offering two months of free internet to low-income families.
Tthose who sign up for the Internet Essentials package will receive two months of service at no cost to them if they qualify. Go here to apply. Eligible families include those on public assistance programs such as National School Lunch, Medicaid, Head Start and ohers
The company says it will boost the program's speed to 25 Mbps downloads and 3 Mbps uploads for new and existing customers. After two months, customers can opt to cancel the subscription or continue as a regular customer. Internet Essentials is normally $9.95 a month