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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office for Community Technology

Broadband & Communications Policy, Cable Regulation & Consumer Protection and Utility Franchises, Licenses & Wireless

Phone: 503-823-5385

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Low Cost Internet Service

Internet Essentials logoComcast Internet Essentials

COST: $9.95/month+tax



Households with at least 1 child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program (if your child’s school has a least 40% of the student population qualifying for NSLP, then every student at the school, regardless of NSLP) 


Households that receive housing assistance through HUD (Public housing, Section 8, multifamily assistance, etc.)


Low-income veterans


Have no outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. (Households with outstanding debt more than a year old may be eligible)


Live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.

[Even if you have XFINITY TV and/or XFINITY Voice already but not internet service, if you meet the eligibility criteria above, you are eligible for Internet Essentials.]


Start an application through the Online Application Tool at or


Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to confirm eligibility and apply