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Comcast Commits to Investing $1 Billion Over Next 10 Years to Reach 50 Million Low-Income Americans with Tools and Resources to Succeed in Digital World

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. The announcement coincides with the release of a 10-year Progress Report showing that, since 2011, the company, working in collaboration with its network of thousands of nonprofit partners, has connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people in America to broadband Internet at home, the overwhelming majority of whom were not connected prior to signing up.


Here’s What You Need To Know –

Comcast’s $1B commitment over the next 10 years will fund investments in a number of critical areas, including:

  • Additional support for its ongoing Lift Zone initiative, which establishes WiFi-connected safe spaces in 1,000+ community centers nationwide for students and adults by the end of 2021
  • New laptop and computer donations
  • Grants for nonprofits to create opportunities for low-income Americans, particularly in media, technology, and entrepreneurship
  • Continued investment in the company’s landmark Internet Essentials program