As technology continues to advance and become a daily part of so many industries, more people need digital skills and connectivity to thrive in this employment environment. Now more than ever they need our support to cross the digital divide. That is why Comcast Washington contributed $50,000 to The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) ‘Digital Bridge’ pilot program. Launched in July of this year, Digital Bridge is equipping low-income job seekers with free laptops and broadband connectivity.
“Having a computer and internet is the vehicle for career progression, and connects individuals to resources, health care, and community.” said Bobby Lee, Seattle Office of Economic Development Director. ”Digital Bridge is prioritizing its resources for low-income earning individuals, and BIPOC individuals who lack an internet connection and access to the technology and digital skills necessary to obtain gainful employment in our economy.”
Learn more about the Digital Bridge Program by visiting the city of Seattle’s official website.
Comcast is leading provider of high-speed Internet and XFINITY video service, and our company plays an important role in helping people stay connected and raising awareness for programs that help our communities. For this reason, we are also pleased to do our part and further support the Digital Bridge program with this video public service announcement (PSA) that is airing now on Xfinity throughout the month of October.