Company Plans to Connect 100,000 Low-Income Americans to Connect2Compete Program in 2016
March 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ - President Barack Obama unveiled ConnectALL, an initiative to help Americans from across the country, at every income level, get online and have the tools to take full advantage of the Internet. As part of the announcement, Cox Communications was recognized for new investments it is making in Connect2Compete, its discounted Internet service program for low-income K-12 families.
For more than a decade, there has been a national debate about how to close the digital divide: the gap between those who are connected to high-speed Internet at home and those who are not. The issue not only has a profound impact on individual families, but also on our region's business owners, economy builders, and employers.
By Kimberly Boyd, National Vice President of Program, Training and Youth Development Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America
A year ago this month, we joined Comcast NBCUniversal on an extended journey to provide the latest technology tools and skills to the more than 4 million youth served each year by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Already, that journey is taking us to some amazing places.
In Chicago, Emmanuel discovered there is much more to technology than Facebook and selfies.
In Tucson, Josiah began writing his own short stories and created a digital portfolio to store his work.
By Karima Zedan, Senior Director, Internet Essentials from Comcast
Students know better than anyone that the Internet is a crucial tool in today’s world, especially when it comes to doing homework. On Oct. 28, Comcast hosted an event at the Towanda Community Center in Baltimore to announce Maryland’s first Internet Essentials Learning Zone. The Learning Zone, designed to support students by bringing the Internet to community centers, computer labs, after school programs, and home creates a continuum of connectivity that can last all day long.
We love technology. We live in a digital world. On our wrists or through our fingertips, most of us are connected to a device 24/7. Technology is present in almost every aspect of daily life. Growing numbers of people would rather communicate over social networks, email or text then to have a face to face conversation.