How do you expect a child to efficiently and successfully do their homework if they have internet issues? Don’t you think it would be easier for veterans to search and apply for jobs with reliable Internet? Wouldn’t parents be able to better research and access healthcare information with high-speed Internet? A dependable plus affordable home Internet connection is so important. Thanks to Comcast for sponsoring this post so I can tell you how Comcast is helping change the world for low income families.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, along with David L. Cohen, Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, to discuss how Comcast is helping change the world for some families.
These relatable, smart and successful women make the perfect ambassadors and spokespeople for this program as they understand how important a dedicated home Internet connection is.
The twins are the youngest out of 6 kids and they can empathize with the frustrations of having unreliable Internet access.
Jocelyne and Monique have a commitment to community, are passionate about fighting for gender equity, diversity and inclusion, which shows in how they speak about this program.
The innovative program that has spawned change for over 6 million Americans is called Internet Essentials.
Are you familiar with Internet Essentials? It’s the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income Americans. It provides low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax and the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150.
Another wonderful feature of this program is the variety of options to access free digital literacy training in print, online and in person.
Internet Essentials has an integrated, wrap-around approach designed to address the three major barriers to broadband adoption:
- Digital literacy skills
- Access to hardware
- Affordable Internet service
The program’s goal is for every person within Comcast’s footprint to be connected to the Internet regardless of their income or zip code.
Internet Essentials has the power to reach and positively impact a lot of people (including children, those receiving HUD housing assistance and veterans).
Internet Essentials has connected approximately 196,000 people within the Philadelphia area, which is an impressive 63% increase from last year.
Besides the most important part of bridging the digital divide, Jocelyne and Monique also want to encourage people to use the Internet to stand up for what they believe in and help make the world a better place.
How can you participate in changing the world if you don’t have reliable and affordable access to the Internet?
This post was sponsored by Comcast, but all opinions are my own.