Denver Mayor, Women's Foundation of Colorado join Comcast to help bridge the digital divide

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and The Women´s Foundation of Colorado joined Comcast at separate events to announce the largest expansion ever of Internet Essentials in Colorado, the company said.

The program, which is the nation´s largest, most comprehensive, and most successful low-income broadband adoption initiative, will now double the number of eligible low-income households across the state, including those with people with disabilities and seniors.

Earlier this month, Comcast announced the most significant change to Internet Essentials in the program´s history. The company estimates a total of nearly seven million households nationwide now have access to low-cost Internet service, which doubles the total number of previously eligible households. Since 2011, more than 300,000 residents across the state of Colorado, including more than 80,000 low-income people across Denver, Aurora, and Lakewood, have been connected to the program.

Internet Essentials is the nation´s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, with an integrated, wrap-around design that addresses each of the three major barriers to broadband adoption that research has identified. For more information, or to apply for the program in seven different languages, visit

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