|WHAT:||David L. Cohen, Comcast Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation will share details about our 2 nd Annual Internet Essentials Progress Report during a national press teleconference call. He will also introduce several new program enhancements for 2013 designed to expand eligibility and facilitate enrollment. He will be joined by Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho who will discuss the importance of digital literacy in education.|
|WHEN:||Press Teleconference: Tuesday, March 5 th, 9:00 a.m. MST (11 a.m. EST)|
|Dial-In Number: 1-888-320-5934, ID #16894824.|
BACKGROUND: Internet Essentials from Comcast (InternetEssentials.com) is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. It provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in-person. Eligible families must have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. For more information about Internet Essentials, visit www.internetessentials.com for English, or visit www.internetbasico.com for Spanish.