As students and families across Southern Arizona look forward to summer break, Comcast is equipping multiple locations across the greater Tucson area with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” before the end of 2021. As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast is providing robust, free WiFi in nonprofit, community, and city partner locations. The Lift Zone initiative provides free connectivity inside partner centers for the next three years.
PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With the popular four-race Xfinity Dash 4 Cash program returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Comcast is continuing its commitment to closing the digital divide by unveiling plans for a brand-new WiFi-Connected Lift Zone in the Martinsville, VA, community.
Comcast announced it has connected more than 10 million people to its Internet Essentials program, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Internet Essentials offers internet access for low-income families and individuals for $9.95 per month, along with digital literacy training programs and access to low-cost computers.
California continues to lead the nation with more than 1.4 million individuals benefiting from the Internet Essentials program since its inception. The top 10 cities in California are:
Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Has Now Connected More Than 10 Million People Over the Past 10 Years
PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2021, /3BL Media/ - On the 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, Comcast today announced it would invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Ten years ago, Comcast embarked on an ambitious journey to help bridge the digital divide. We launched Internet Essentials, our signature digital inclusion program, to help connect as many low-income families as possible to broadband Internet at home. In that time, Internet Essentials became the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind having connected millions of people to the Internet at home and teaching millions more critical digital literacy skills.
PHILADELPHIA, February 10, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Comcast today made several announcements that build on its longstanding commitment to advancing digital equity, closing the digital divide, and addressing both digital literacy and the homework gap.
The new and expanded efforts are designed to help connect as many Americans to the Internet as possible and create new opportunities for underrepresented communities through the education, resources, and skills training they need to succeed in today’s digital economy.
Families everywhere are depending on an internet connection to learn and work from home. Since 2011, Internet Essentials has connected millions of families from low-income homes to low-cost, high-speed internet. Hear from customers about how the program has made an impact on their lives at a time when it matters most.
Recently, Comcast and Internet Essentials announced a partnership with the Tejano Center for Community Concerns to bring a WiFi-Connected “Lift Zone” to the campus to provide a safe space for families to participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy.
Giveaway encourages multigenerational connection as part of national NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises campaign
Telemundo 44, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, celebrated Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) on January 6 and presented 200 free laptops to families who are served by the nonprofit Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), which serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites and public charter schools in the District of Columbia
Select members of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Fellowship Program thought they were simply tuning in to this morning’s TODAY Show segment to celebrate military caregivers. However, co-anchors, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, and Carson Daly had bigger plans. They surprised each of this year’s 225 Fellows with a free laptop and a year of free Internet Essentials service for eligible families.