Monday in Spokane felt like Comcast Internet Essentials Day to us. In the morning, we held a briefing about the program for the major TV stations that had expressed interest in Internet Essentials. Then that evening, at the request of the mayor, Comcast General Manager Ken Watts briefed the Spokane City Council about the program.
Take a look at the video of the morning briefing. While the adults are all fascinating, we won’t blame you if you advance to the 4:45 mark to hear from three high school students, one of whom had to skip lunches last year to go online at school. The message of speaker after speaker: Internet access at home is important.
Our thanks to the speakers: Ken Watts, general manager of Comcast in Spokane; Steve Gering, Spokane Public Schools; Cari Roderick, East Valley School District; Dick Hanlin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County; Dr. Karen Michaelson, Tincan; and students Laura Chamberlain, Kareem Main and Madison Rasmussen. Our big thanks to Tincan for hosting us; their drop-in computer lab in Spokane is an amazing resource.