Comcast celebrates the 10th anniversary of their Internet Essentials program, and a commitment to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to further close the digital divide and give more low-income Utahns the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Since 2011, Comcast has connected more than 160,000 low-income Utahns to a home internet connection – many for the first time. We're proud to be a partner in this effort alongside many other organizations throughout Utah.
Comcast will also unveil new plans to support low-income residents across the state with more digital tools and resources over the next decade. Comcast’s $1 billion commitment will include investments in several critical areas, including:
· Additional support for the Lift Zone initiative, which establishes WiFi-connected safe spaces in 35 community centers in Utah for students and adults by the end of 2021
· Funding for new laptop and computers
· Financial grants for nonprofit community organizations to create opportunities for low-income Utahns, particularly in media, technology, and entrepreneurship
· Continued investment in the company’s landmark Internet Essentials program.
You can read more about their announcement here: https://utah.comcast.com/2021/04/13/comcast-reaches-10-year-milestone-for-low-income-internet-program-in-utah/