UAC and Comcast Provide Free Computers to low-income Families

February 3, 2014

The Urban Affairs Coalition partnered with Comcast Corporation to provide 100 families with nine months of internet access and a laptop computer for free. The project is part of Comcast's low-cost Internet Essentials service and is supported with funding from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).  Research has identified cost and relevance as the two main barriers to internet adoption. By providing a laptop and free internet access, UAC and Comcast have directly addressed the cost barrier.


Digital literacy training is also available to the families for free throughInternet Essentials or KEYSPOT. This project was a part of the Urban Affairs Coalition's lead role in KEYSPOT: Powered by the Freedom Rings Partnership, a collaboration with over 50 organizations to bring internet access, training, and technology to Philadelphia residents. For more information about Internet Essentials and for more information about KEYSPOT visit