Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON
News: Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors

Comcast Launches Seven WiFi-Connected "Lift Zones" Across Western Massachusetts

05/06/2021 | 01:21pm EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 equipped seven nonprofit organizations in western Massachusetts with WiFi-connected "Lift Zones". The free WiFi coverage provided by Comcast at these community centers is expected to help hundreds of low-income students get online and do their schoolwork.  

Current Comcast Lift Zones in western Massachusetts include:

  • Boys & Girls Club Family Center (Springfield)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Springfield
  • Greater Holyoke YMCA
  • Homework House (Holyoke)
  • North End Youth Center (Springfield)
  • West Springfield Boys & Girls Club

"The Greater Holyoke YMCA has been working with the public school system to offer remote learning to approximately 70 area students since September, and to do this effectively we needed a dedicated space to provide internet to many users simultaneously streaming video and other applications," said Kathleen Viens, CEO of Greater Holyoke YMCA. " Our Comcast Lift Zone site is providing much needed support for these children to access their teachers and classmates online with in-person adult support. This program has allowed many parents and guardians to return to work knowing their child is in a safe and nurturing environment that ensures their children are engaged in their daily online school routine."

"Once again Comcast has stepped in to advance our technology so that we can have powerful WiFi coverage for our youth operation," added Vincent Borello, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield. "Comcast continues to be a reliable partner who keeps our program's participants connected to the internet, which has become ever more important throughout the COVID-19 pandemic."

Lift Zone sites complement Comcast's Internet Essentials program, which, since 2011, has now connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people in America to broadband Internet at home, including approximately 97,000 households in Massachusetts.

Today's announcement also comes on the heels of Comcast's recent $1 billion commitment over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income students and families the tools and resources they need to succeed in a digital world.   

"We are proud to partner with community organizations in western Massachusetts and equip them with fast WiFi service to provide residents with safe and reliable connectivity to learn, access vital online services, and connect virtually with friends and loved-ones," said Dennis Mathew, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes western Massachusetts. "This effort is part of our ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet and provide resources to help them fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy."

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Cision
View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/comcast-launches-seven-wifi-connected-lift-zones-across-western-massachusetts-301285949.html

SOURCE Comcast NBCUniversal


© PRNewswire 2021
Latest news "Companies"
12:40aSUNWAY BERHAD  : Malaysia's Sunway plans stake sale in healthcare business to Singapore's GIC - report
RE
12:07aWORLD BANK ONLINE MORNING SEMINAR #109 “WHAT'S COOKING : Digital Transformation of the Agrifood System”
PU
12:07aPETROPERÚ PETRÓLEOS DEL PER&UACUTE  : Police officers receive biosecurity implements for the protection from COVID-19
PU
12:07aPETROPERÚ PETRÓLEOS DEL PER&UACUTE  : PETROPERÚ presents its main strategic projects to the country's academic sector
PU
06/18The Canadian Labour Congress Passes Resolution Calling on their 3 million Members to Boycott Arterra Wines Products
GL
06/18INVESTOR ALERT : Monteverde & Associates Continues to Investigate the Following Merger
PR
06/18AIRASIA  : joins the people of Bohol in reopening tourism as the official airline carrier of the 2021 Panglao Dive Festival
PU
06/183D SYSTEMS INVESTIGATION INITIATED BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL : Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of 3D Systems Corporation - DDD
BU
06/18SHAREHOLDER ALERT : CLAIMSFILER REMINDS ARRY, CCXI, PCT, WISH INVESTORS of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuits
GL
06/18SHAREHOLDER ALERT : CLAIMSFILER REMINDS PTON, RLX, UI INVESTORS of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuits
GL
Latest news "Companies"