Updated: Mar 23
Comcast announced plans to equip various locations in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Virginia with free internet including Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore's (BGCMB) four Clubs. Working with its network of nonprofit partners, the company is offering robust WiFi coverage at the Clubs to help students and families gain online accessibility for distance learning and other essential services.
These "Lift Zones" provided by Comcast provide free connectivity inside partner community centers, including BGCMB, for the next three years. Through this program, Comcast continues its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Baltimore to provide kids with free, safe and reliable connectivity to learn, explore, get help with homework and expand their opportunities,” said Jessica Gappa, Director of External Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Baltimore Board Chair. “We believe that these Lift Zones – along with all of the others across our region and the country – will provide another choice and make it convenient for students and families to connect at a trusted community location with support from trained, caring staff.”
The free internet services are already set up at our Brooklyn O’Malley, O’Donnell Heights and Westport Homes Clubs. The Webster Kendrick Club is expected to be set up in early February. Contact your local Club to inquire about WiFi access.