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Comcast Surpasses 60 Lift Zones in Central and Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia

·4 min read

Northampton, MA --News Direct-- Comcast Corporation

Across Central and Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, Comcast has been working with community partners like the LGBT Center in Reading to launch more than 60 WiFi-connected Lift Zones with more being added over the coming weeks and months.

What are Lift Zones?

Lift Zones establish WiFi-connected safe spaces in community centers that serve everyone from students and adults to veterans and seniors – and many others. Nationwide, Comcast has set a goal to launch 1,000+ Lift Zones by the end of 2021. Comcast recently announced a $1 billion investment over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide as part of the 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, which includes investing in Lift Zones. This effort is part of our ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet and provide resources to help them fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy.

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.

“The pandemic has put many low-income families at risk of being left behind, and we’re proud to work with community partners to support them with Internet adoption and digital equity programs like this one,” said Beth Crow, Director of Community Impact for Comcast’s Keystone Region. “We hope these Lift Zones help families across our region stay connected to vital resources.”

To see the full list of Lift Zone locations across the country, click here. Below is a list of Lift Zones located in Comcast’s Keystone Region:

Pennsylvania

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Debra Booker Center, Natrona Heights

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Groveton Village, Coraopolis

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Hays Manor, McKees Rocks

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Lloyd Hayden Center, Natrona Heights

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Orchard Park, Duquesne

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Pleasant Ridge Community Building, McKees Rocks

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Prospect Terrace, East Pittsburgh

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Millvue Acres, Clairton

  • Blue Mountain Camp, Hamburg

  • Boys & Girls Clubs – Hall Manor, Harrisburg

  • Boys & Girls Clubs – Harrisburg

  • Boys & Girls Clubs – Jack Walker Clubhouse, Lancaster

  • Boys & Girls Clubs – Reading

  • Boys & Girls Clubs – Sherman & Kathryn Hill Clubhouse, Lancaster

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania – Carnegie

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania – Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh

  • Bradford County Branch YMCA, Towanda

  • Calvary United Church of Christ, Reading

  • Carlisle Family YMCA

  • Center That Cares @ Wesley Center, Pittsburgh

  • Cyberspace – Carlisle

  • R. Crawford Gym, McKeesport

  • Eastern Lycoming YMCA, Muncy

  • Emerald Foundation Community Campus, Lancaster

  • Greater Pittston YMCA

  • Greater Scranton YMCA

  • Gwen’s Girls, Clairton

  • Gwen’s Girls, Pittsburgh

  • Gwen’s Girls Wilkinsburg, Pittsburgh

  • Harrisburg Area YMCA – Camp Curtain Branch

  • Homewood-Brushton YMCA, Pittsburgh

  • Hope Station – Carlisle

  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – Arlington Heights, Pittsburgh

  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – Bedford Dwellings, Pittsburgh

  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – Homewood North, Pittsburgh

  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – Kaufmann Center, Pittsburgh

  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – Northview Heights, Pittsburgh

  • Jeron X. Grayson Community Center, Pittsburgh

  • Jersey Shore YMCA

  • The Journey, Harrisburg

  • Lancaster Recreation Center

  • Lemoyne Community Center, Washington

  • LGBT Center, Reading

  • Lock Haven YMCA Child Care Services

  • Lock Haven YMCA School Age Program

  • Loyalsock Child Care Center, Williamsport

  • Mifflin YMCA, Mohnton

  • MoonCrest Neighborhood Center, Moon Township

  • Pendora Park, Reading

  • Reading Recreation Commission

  • Reading YMCA

  • Salvation Army Reading Corps

  • Shalom House, Harrisburg

  • Sinking Spring YMCA

  • Tec Centro, Lancaster

  • Thelma Lovette YMCA, Pittsburgh

  • United Community Services for Working Families, Reading

  • Vineyard Community Center, Muncy

  • West End Christian Community Center, Williamsport

  • Williamsport YMCA Child Care Center

  • YWCA of Lancaster

West Virginia

  • North Wheeling Community Youth Center, Wheeling

Ohio

  • Salvation Army, Bellaire

View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Comcast Corporation on 3blmedia.com

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