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Bringing the Internet
home for 4 million
low-income Americans in
1 million households.

Is Essential
When we started this program six years ago, we never imagined four million low-income Americans would benefit from it. Internet Essentials has become the nation's largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program and the company's number one community investment initiative.
David L. Cohen
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
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4 Million
Americans
Connected.

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Impacting Lives Through Connection.

A look at the numbers

said their children use the
program's Internet service for
schoolwork. 93 percent feel the
Internet service had a
positive impact on their
child’s grades
Feel the Internet service
helped someone in the
household find a job
Thousand subsidized computers provided
at less than $150 each


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4
Million Low-Income
Americans connected * * That's one million families!

The Internet is a critical tool for learning. Research shows that 50% of students said they have been unable to complete a homework assignment because they didn’t have access to the Internet and 42% said they received a lower grade on an assignment due to lack of access.* Internet Essentials gives students the tools they need to succeed in and outside the classroom.

*HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION, THE FAMILY ONLINE SAFETY INSTITUTE AND MYCOLLEGEOPTIONS® REPORT: TAKING THE PULSE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA (2015)


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Have seen positive impact on child's grades


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Feel the Internet service helped someone in the household find a job

ON A MISSION
TO CONNECT
EVERYONE.

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video


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