As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Internet Essentials program, Comcast will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to further close the digital divide and give more low-income Americans the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Working together with our network of nonprofit partners across the state, we’ve connected 11,600 low-income Arizonans to broadband Internet at home over the past 10 years.
- 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 five-10 locations across Southern Arizona for students and adults
- Funding for new laptop and computers
- Financial grants for nonprofit community organizations to create opportunities for low-income Arizonans, particularly in media, technology, and entrepreneurship
- Continued investment in our Internet Essentials program
Our commitments are projected to impact as many as 50 million Americans over the next 10 years. In 2021 alone, Comcast estimates students across America will complete more than 25 million hours of remote learning lessons to further address the “homework gap” at the hundreds of Lift Zone locations nationally.
Ten years is a remarkable milestone, signifying an extraordinary amount of work and collaboration with our incredible community partners across the country,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “Together, we have been able to connect thousands of people to the power of the Internet at home, and to the endless opportunity, education, growth, and discovery it provides. Today, we are rededicating ourselves to this mission to ensure that the next generation of students in America has the tools, resources, and abilities they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.”
For more information, click here to read and download our Internet Essentials 10-year progress report.