What are Lift Zones?
Comcast announced a multiyear program to launch more than 1,000 WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” in community centers nationwide to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework.
This initiative will provide free hotspot connectivity. Providing access to hundreds of hours of educational and digital skills content to help families and site coordinators navigate online learning. Lift Zones complement Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which, since 2011, has helped connect more than 8 million low-income people to the Internet at home.
The Lift Zones initiative comes on the heels of Comcast’s recent launch of its new “Internet Essentials Partnership Program,” which focuses on enabling cities, school districts, and community based organizations to connect large numbers of low-income students to the Internet at home to support distance learning.
Comcast is installing Wi-Fi “Lift Zones” in a dozen Spokane day care centers to help children who don’t have good Internet service at home. READ FULL ARTICLE
The kids at Green Gable Children’s Early Learning Center learn how to spell, share, sing—just like kids everywhere. You wouldn’t be able to tell that half of them don’t have working internet. READ FULL STORY
When schools around Western Washington went virtual, one Granite Falls family’s solution was spending hours each day in a Rite Aid parking lot so their sixth-grader could get his Chromebook online for class. The pharmacy’s Wi-Fi was the best they could access in their rural community, tucked off U.S. Highway 2 in the Cascade foothills. READ FULL ARTICLE
El programa Comcast Lift Zones significa que El Centro de la Raza ahora tiene Wi-Fi de alta potencia y conectividad adicional y acceso a otros recursoos que ayudan a los ninos y las familias a conectarse a Internet cuando estan en el centro. READ MORE
The Marysville Boys & Girls Club, along with other clubs around the county, will receive improved Wi-Fi capabilities as part of a new Comcast initiative. READ FULL ARTICLE
“For nearly a decade, Internet Essentials has helped to change the lives of millions of people by providing low-income families with Internet access at home.”