According to a press release from Lone Star College System, the partnership is part of Comcast's Internet Essentials program, which is designed for low-income families. The students and their families will be able to use the program for six months. Internet Essential customers typically receive two months of free internet access if they are approved.
“We are here to help our students any way that we can, whether that is in the classroom or outside of it,” LSC—Houston North President Dr. Quentin Wright said in the press release. “When COVID-19 caused us to close our buildings, it was apparent that some of our students would not be able to finish the semester—not because of lack of desire and intellect but because they did not have the technological resources at home. We are thankful for our partnership with Comcast because we were able to fill that gap and help our students persist with their educational career.”