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Comcast announced Tuesday that it will double "Internet Essentials" download speeds to 50 Mbps on March 1 throughout the U.S. at no extra charge.
This is the company's latest effort in closing the "digital divide" and connect millions of low-income families to the internet.
Comcast also aims to get more than 1,000 "lift zones" in community centers across the country by working nonprofit partners and city leaders to provide spaces for students to access free Wi-Fi so they can participate in distance learning and do their schoolwork.
Penelope Blackwell is a reporting fellow at Protocol covering edtech. She reports on the developments in tech that are shaping the future of learning. Previously, she interned at The Baltimore Sun covering emerging news and produced content for Carnegie-Knight's News21 documenting hate and bias incidents in the U.S. She is also a recent graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Morgan State University.