Comcast will establish over 1,000 free Wi-Fi "lift zones" in community centers throughout the country, the company said on Thursday. The program is designed to help connect low-income families to the internet for educational purposes, as well as remote work and after-school care.
Since 2011, Comcast's Internet Essentials program has "helped connect more than 8 million low-income people to the Internet at home," according to the Comcast blog post. This year is different, however, with many students enrolled in online schooling due to the-- and it's showing how the is impacting students with .
The service will start rolling out this year in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Trenton, Minnesota's Twin Cities and Washington, D.C.