Comcast is one of the founding members of the Connect Chicago Technology Advisory Council. They are also the creators of the Internet Essentials Program.
One of Comcast’s pillars of community investment is digital literacy. According to its website:
The Internet has the power to transform lives, strengthen communities and inspire a new generation of leaders. We’re harnessing that power to expand digital literacy and help conquer the digital divide.
Internet Essentials from Comcast offers low-cost Internet service, discounted computer equipment and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. In addition, effective October 2015, Comcast launched two trial programs, expanding Internet Essentials to eligible seniors and community college students in limited markets. To find out more about Internet Essentials, visit this link.
Comcast has also been a regular contributor to the Connect Chicago Meetup Community. Learn more about their work in our community at this link.