On Saturday, August 27, Comcast partnered with the State of California to host its very first Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) “Get Connected” Initiative. Comcast partnered with local community organizations in Santa Clara and Fresno counties to support eligible families interested in applying for the ACP program, answering questions about the ACP benefit and providing hands-on assistance with the application.
The “Get Connected” events were hosted at community sites that provided culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the respective communities being served. Comcast helped staff these events with employees who could meet the community’s language needs.
Comcast supported “Get Connected” events with Sacred Heart Community Services in San Jose, Firebaugh Senior Center, Kerman Senior Center, and the Central Valley Resource Center Services in Fresno County. Nearly 200 families attended these events where community volunteers and Comcast staff provided support in vetting ACP eligibility requirements and conducting signups.
Comcast facilitated a turnkey event for families to “Get Connected” in one trip with signups for Internet programs and modems to take home. In addition to staffing the events, Comcast donated a total of 40 laptops that were raffled to individuals who signed up for the ACP program.
As one staff member noted at the Sacred Heart Community Services site, “families came in with children and elders in tow, they were served breakfast and lunch, they were able to get connected in one trip, and left smiling.”
Comcast is committed to partnering with our community organizations in helping families gain affordable and reliable Internet access that will help create vital educational opportunities, workforce development skills, and overall quality of life.
For more information on the ACP program, please visit: https://www.xfinity.com/learn/internet-service/acp