MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Comcast is raising awareness of the digital divide among low-income families through laptop and grant giveaways.
Comcast held a series of events Friday about its internet adoption program and investments in the Mid-South.
Comcast says it has connected nearly 150,000 Memphis households to the internet since 2011. Friday, the company gave 110 students at Cummings K-8 School free laptops and one year of its internet essentials program.
Leaders say they want to support digital literacy for students.
Comcast was also joined Friday afternoon by Olympic gold medalists and other community leaders for a discussion on the importance of women advocating for each other on several issues, like equal pay.
The company gave out $60,000 in grants to several organizations, including to the Women’s Foundation for Greater Memphis and Code-Crew’s coding school.