As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast today announced it has expanded the number of Twin Cities Lift Zone locations to 79, including:
- Creekview Park, Minneapolis
- Horn Towers complex, Minneapolis
- The JK Movement – Jimmy Lee Rec Center, St. Paul
- Teach Everyone A Method, Minneapolis
Working with its network of nonprofit partners, Comcast is providing robust WiFi hotspots in safe spaces designed to help students get online, participate in distance learning and do their homework. This initiative provides free connectivity inside partner community centers for the next three years.
“We are proud to partner with community organizations across the Twin Cities and equip them with free internet service to provide safe, fast, and reliable connectivity,” said Ron Orlando, vice president of external affairs, Comcast Twin Cities. “The COVID-19 crisis put many at risk of being left behind, accelerating the need for comprehensive digital equity and Internet adoption programs to support them. We hope these Lift Zones will help those who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to connect to effective distance learning at home.”
Each Lift Zone location is outfitted with a robust WiFi solution, powered by Comcast Business, at no cost. The sites are equipped with a combination of Comcast Business’ award-winning Business Internet, WiFi Pro and SecurityEdge solutions, customized based on the size and unique connectivity needs of each location.
Earlier this year Comcast added dozens of new Lift Zone sites in the Twin Cities, including 40 locations in partnership with Minneapolis Park & Recreation. For more information, visit https://comca.st/3A9ZohE. To learn more about Comcast’s community investment programs, visit https://comca.st/3w2XR9W.