Connecting you to more of what you love. This is Comcast’s core value, and our teams work every day to ensure we are delivering on that expectation.
As Coloradans across the state continue to work and learn from home, we extended our COVID-19 response commitments to help people connect to the Internet and made several announcements building upon our long-standing commitment to advancing digital equity.
The extended commitments include:
- Free 60 Days of Internet Essentials & Speed Increase for Low-Income Families: Free Internet service for the first 60 days for new Internet Essentials customers who sign up by June 30, 2021 and a doubled Internet Essentials download speed to 50 Mbps and increase in the upstream speed to 5 Mbps.Learn more about the affordable home Internet program here.
- Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone: Free access to more than 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide through June 30, 2021.
- WiFi Connected Community Lift Zones: Free WiFi at local community centers to support distance learning, with a plan to launch more than 1,000 Lift Zones nationwide by December 2021. See the list of Colorado Lift Zone locations here.
- Investing in Education & Equity-Focused Organizations: Expanding investments in organizations focused on creating greater pathways to opportunities for communities of color to drive sustained change.
- Network Investment: Continuing to expand and evolve our network to meet the growing needs of our communities.
- Comcast RISE Supporting BIPOC Small Businesses: Program to help strengthen and empower small businesses, starting with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color owned businesses; those hardest hit by COVID-19 through Comcast RISE.
- Free Educational Resources: Free educational resources in partnership with Common Sense Media to support remote learning for kids K-12.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to help families and individuals stay connected, and to help empower small businesses.
To accomplish this, are partnering with our local elected officials, nonprofit and educational partners across the state to support our communities and build digital equity.
One example of a partner we work closely with on this effort is Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. We work with them year-round to support their programs, and most recently we equipped seven of their Clubs as Comcast “Lift Zone” locations for their members who need a safe, reliable place to participate remote learning.
Boys and Girls Clubs has been partnering with Comcast for years. We’re grateful for the wholistic partnership and all of the support from Comcast,” said Dawn Rocky, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Director of Corporate Relations
Janeaya Destinee Ramos, 17-year-old Arrupe Jesuit High School graduate who learned about Internet Essentials from her high school counselor and the Boy & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver stated:
The Internet Essentials program has made school very easy. I don’t have to stress. When we didn’t have internet in the past, me and my sister would have to go to the library or McDonalds or something. Now that we have internet, we don’t have to worry about finding a ride somewhere, we don’t have to worry about being able to do our schoolwork,” said Janeaya Destinee Ramos Denver Internet Essentials customer.
We’re proud to support our community in this way and we know when we all work together, we can more effectively address the needs of our community.
Learn more about our decade-long commitment to digital equity here: https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/comcast-update-commitment-digital-equity-accelerate-efforts-2021
Learn more about our other commitments here: https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/covid-support-extended