MIAMI, Fla. – Comcast has announced the creation of more than a dozen “Lift Zones” throughout Broward and MiamiDade Counties. Comcast is launching the WiFi connected Lift Zones at 18 locations to provide students with safe spaces to connect to the Internet to participate in virtual classes and complete schoolwork.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shift to online learning continue, Comcast saw the need to address the lack of Internet access among South Florida students that, for a variety of reasons, are not able to participate in virtual learning from home.

The Lift Zones will be located at facilities of Comcast community partners, including at Boys & Girls Clubs in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

The initiative provides free hotspot connectivity both inside and outside the locations and access to hundreds of hours of digital skills content to help families and site coordinators navigate online learning. Lift Zones complement Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which has helped connect more than eight million low-income people to the Internet at home.

COMCAST PROMOTION: Providing safe spaces for students and families to access the Internet.

In September, Comcast announced a multiyear program to launch more than 1,000 WiFiconnected Lift Zones in community centers nationwide. The South Florida Lift Zones will be located at:

Broward County

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

• FLITE Center in Fort Lauderdale

• HANDY (Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth) in Fort Lauderdale Miami-Dade County

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami

• Boys & Girls Clubs of MiamiDade

• Center for Black Innovation

• Sant La Haitian Community Center

Comcast has also extended its COVID-19 relief measures, including free Internet service for the first 60 days for new Internet Essentials customers and free access to more than 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone, including non-Xfinity customers, through June 30.