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 Zone 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.

    • “These new Lift Zones are going to give us the ability to get our all of our kids connected to their schools, to their teachers and these kids are going to have every opportunity they need to be successful.”
    • Jim Medina, IT Manager, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver 
    • The Lift Zone is a small detail that has a huge impact.” 
    • Sonya Ulibarri, CEO, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver
    • “On the old internet I was kicked off 5 times a day. Sometimes, when I got kicked off, it wouldn’t let me back in, so my grades got way worse.”  
    • Cope Boys & Girls Club Member Lorena, age 13 (7th grade)  

Colorado Lift Zone Locations