Seven nonprofits in Cumberland County will be equipped with “lift zones” as part of an effort to help connect hundreds of low-income families to the Internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast announced recently.
Working with local centers, Comcast is providing robust WiFi coverage at these seven sites:
• Gateway Community Action Partnership, Everett Marino Hall (Bridgeton)
• Gateway Community Action Partnership, Family Success Center (Bridgeton)
• Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA (Vineland)
• Vineland Police Athletic League (Vineland)
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County, Carl Arthur Recreation Center (Vineland)
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County, Youth for Change Center (Vineland)
• Monarch Family Success Center (Vineland)
Lift Zones have helped connect a cumulative total of 10 million low-income people to the Internet at home since 2011, including more than 25,000 in Cumberland County. 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, adding to the 100-plus Lift Zones already launched across Greater Philadelphia and NJ.