Comcast Donates $25,000 to CodeVA and 500 Laptops to Richmond Public Schools Students to Mark the 10th Anniversary of Internet Essentials.
26 October, 2021
Comcast today announced a $25,000 grant to support CodeVA and its free computer science programs for city students and teachers, along with a donation of 500 free laptops, which will be distributed to Richmond Public Schools students and resident seniors across the city. The grant and donation are part of marking the company’s 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, which is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption effort for low-income households. Since 2011, it has connected a cumulative total of 360,000 individuals in Virginia.
“This is an incredible day for the City of Richmond, and I want to thank Comcast for its long-standing commitment to digital equity. This grant will help us connect even more residents to the internet so they’re able to obtain the digital skills that are critical to succeed in today’s digital world.”
— Cynthia Newbille, President of the Richmond City Council.