Since 2011, Internet Essentials from Comcast – the nation’s largest and most comprehensive Internet adoption program – has connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people from low-income families to the Internet at home. To make matters worse, during the COVID-19 crisis, many at-risk students found themselves at home without an Internet connection or a laptop to use for distance learning. This circumstance has accelerated the need for more resources to address digital equity and fund Internet adoption programs. Over the next 10 years through Project UP – our $1B commitment to address digital equity and help build a world of unlimited possibilities – we'll reach tens of millions of people access the resources, skills, and tools they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Comcast is partnering with nonprofit partners and city leaders to create safe spaces for students and families to connect and learn, creating more than 1,250 “Lift Zones” in community centers to provide Internet connectivity and a safe place for students and families to get online.