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.
“We’re thrilled to partner with outstanding community organizations across Greater Houston to equip and provide them with free, high-speed, and reliable connectivity. We know the Internet can change lives by expanding access to educational resources. We’re happy to help power those connections,” Misha McClure, Director of External Affairs for Comcast Houston said. “We’re also proud to provide digital training skills so our fellow community members understand how to utilize technology to better their lives. We remain committed to advancing digital equity in southeast Texas. These Lift Zones will help us achieve that goal and we certainly hope families will find them to be a valuable addition to their neighborhoods.”