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One Mic Stand: Comcast Lift Zones with Josephine Posti

Interview by Jonathan Kersting

One Mic Stand

Comcast will invest $1 Billion over the next 10 years to bridge the digital divide. Part of it's strategy is to create 1,000 Lift Zones in centers across the country for underserved communities to access high-speed WiFi.

Lift Zones establish WiFi-connected safe spaces in community centers that serve everyone from students and adults to veterans and seniors – and many others.

Pittsburgh already has 60 centers in place. Comcast Director of PR Josephine Posti tells more about the Lift Zones and Comcast's journey to provide internet access.

Lift Zones complement Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which has helped connect millions of low-income people to the Internet at home since 2011, including 1.1 million people in Pennsylvania, 48,000 in West Virginia and 17,200 in Ohio. Working with its network of nonprofit partners, Comcast is providing free WiFi hotspot connectivity in community centers with access to hundreds of hours of digital skills content to help families and site coordinators navigate online learning, training and programming offered at these centers.

How to Partner With Comcast

Customers can recommend organizations serving low-income families that could benefit from free WiFi for their center-based programs. They can visit the following Xfinity Stores and provide recommendations through July 26 or click here:

  • Chambersburg, PA
  • Dickson City, PA
  • Greensburg, PA
  • Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Morgantown, WV
  • State College, PA
  • Washington, PA
  • Wheeling, WV

Community centers must be located within Comcast’s service area and not be within a school.