We’re zooming, live-streaming, and relying on technology like never before. Digital technologies were a lifeline during the pandemic, and kept workers working, families connected, and students learning. They’ve become so integral to our lives that it can be easy to take these tools for granted.
Yet a surprising number of Canyons District students — 10 to 15 percent — have no access to such bare necessities as a computer and reliable Internet at home.
As part of ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide for students, Canyons is again partnering with the Comcast Corporation to cover monthly Internet connection costs for families in need. The program, coupled with investments to provide one-to-one computer access in Canyons schools, aims to ensure all students are equipped to succeed.
Applying for free WiFi through Comcast Essentials is easy. Here’s how:
- Call your child’s school and ask for the person over Internet Essentials.
- If you qualify for the program, the school will provide you with a sign-up code.
- Call 844-963-0178 and provide Comcast with your sign-up code. You will also be asked to provide your home address and to choose if you want the WiFi equipment shipped to you, installed by a technician, or held for pickup at a local Xfinity location.
Not all home addresses are eligible for Comcast connectivity. Our offer of subsidized WiFi is only available within Comcast’s service area.