Here’s a post from the middle of the Doubletree Hotel in SeaTac, where I am surrounded by hundreds of parent leaders from PTAs throughout Washington. This is a scene repeated throughout the country this spring, as Comcast employees visit annual meetings of PTAs, school board members, school superintendents, teachers, library associations and librarians, and many others. We’re trying to educate people about Comcast Internet Essentials.
Comcast Internet Essentials is our program to provide low-cost broadband Internet and computers to families whose children qualify for free and reduced lunch. So far this morning, we’ve had great conversations from PTA leaders from Tacoma, Marysville, Edmonds, University Place, Otis Orchards (near Spokane), and other locations through this great state. All of these folks seem happy to hear that kids who can’t do homework at home now might be able to thanks to Internet Essentials broadband access. What we do is invite these folks to go to our partner portal and order as much literature as they want to share with families. We really want to get the word out, enough to want to spend some of our weekends here. We’re meeting great people, and we’re getting out an important message.