Comcast's Internet Essentials program -- the largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program in America -- has connected more than 1 million low-income Americans to broadband Internet in their homes, most for the very first time.
So read the announcement from the company, and we've been thrilled to see Internet Essentials and the power of connectivity come to life in Washington State. We wanted to share some links in case you'd like to know more about the program in Washington. As we've all learned from the news media, Internet Essentials can bring Internet into the homes of those who need it most, including a grandmother in Rochester and a mom in Puyallup.
We've recently been part of some great events around the state to promote Internet Essentials, including a massive back-to-school fair in SeaTac with the Highline School District, which is described in this New Day Northwest broadcast.
Meanwhile, we were also part of a large "Internet for All" event with the Tincan tech lab in Spokane. We were joined at the Spokane event by Tara Neumann, director of Tincan; Ben Stuckart, president of the Spokane City Council; and Dr. Shelley Redinger, superintendent of Spokane Public Schools. They spoke about the importance of the Internet in the education and involvement of both children and parents. You can hear some of their remarks here.
We celebrate all these milestones in Internet Essentials aware that it's an honor to be able to connect people to what's important in their lives.
For a closing word, let's hear from the national spokesman for Internet Essentials, legendary coach Tony Dungy. Click here for a video about him and the program.