Internet Essentials: Helping Children and Families Bridge the Digital Divide
For low income families, “equal opportunity” is missing in many aspects of their lives, including access to high-speed internet and the devices necessary to use that connection. This gap in access to the Internet and computers is known as the digital divide. In today’s technology-driven world, how does a student do homework without access? How does a parent apply for a job or even learn what jobs are available?
Comcast is bridging that digital divide for thousands of families, including those whose children qualify for free lunch or even attend a school in which many students qualify. Listen to this important conversation with Comcast’s Jill Hornbacher to learn about eligibility, the low monthly cost and the opportunity to purchase a computer for just $150. If you don’t need the help, maybe your PTA, place of worship or community organization could take on a project to help other families take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity.
If a student or parent doesn’t have a computer and internet access, how could that complicate their daily lives? Who do you know who could benefit from this low-cost access and laptop? How can you get the word out through your school or other organizations?
To learn more & apply for Internet Essentials, click here.
For the Internet Essentials brochure (English + Spanish), click here.
For an Internet Essentials fact sheet, click here.
To print an Internet Essentials flyer (English + Spanish), click here.