Did you know, nearly 25 percent of American households – many of which are at or below the poverty line – do not currently have a home broadband subscription? Without an internet connection at home, the digital divide keeps millions of students at a disadvantage. That’s why, in 2011, Comcast NBCUniversal launched Internet Essentials - the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income households. In six years, Internet Essentials has now connected more than four million low-income Americans, in one million households, to high-speed Internet service at home. Additionally, Comcast has partnered with 9,000 community-based organizations, libraries, school districts, government agencies, and federal, state, and local elected officials to help families cross the digital divide.
Read more about Internet Essentials and how to apply here: http://corporate.comcast.com/internetessentials.
Comcast NBCUniversal is a proud sponsor of Washington Ideas 2017. For more than nine years, Washington Ideas has convened the nation’s thought leaders to tackle the most imminent issues facing modern day society – including the Digital Divide.