TOOELE, UTAH, May 22, 2024—Today Comcast bolstered its announcement of a $138 million investment in multi-gigabit fiber networks throughout Northern Utah by giving local kids a huge surprise. At a press conference held at the Tooele location of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake, Comcast followed the description of the impact of the network investment by gifting approximately 200 laptops to kids in the Tooele area.

Through Project UP, the company’s $1 billion program to provide digital skills training and other tech education, Comcast is partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake to offer youth opportunities to develop the technology skills necessary to compete in today’s competitive workforce and obtain sustainable employment. Over the last two years, the has provided $140,000 in cash and in-kind to Utah Boys and Girls Clubs to fund technology training and six community WiFi-connected Lift Zones to provide more accessible internet connectivity. Earlier this year, Comcast provided 100 laptops to Millcreek’s Promise Program to assist Millcreek students and families.

“Comcast’s network expansion is pivotal for Tooele Youth,” said Amanda Hughes, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, CEO. “With this project and the new Comcast Lift Zone, we’re not just connecting homes; we’re overcoming the digital divide. Partnerships – like this one with Comcast – empower our young minds with vital tech skills and ensure access to the tools they need to thrive in today’s digital landscape.”

Last year, Comcast invested more than $4.6 million dollars to help local community organizations provide hands on digital skills training, offer workforce development/readiness workshops and other tech education to students, adults and people with disabilities. The funding also supports ongoing efforts to build awareness about affordable connectivity services like Internet Essentials, which offers eligible households high-speed Internet for $9.95/month or Internet Essentials Plus for $29.95/month. Affordable computers are also available through Internet Essentials.

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