Comcast Announces $110,000 Grant to Support Digital Skills Training and Broadband Adoption in Atlanta Thursday 02 November, 2023

Comcast Commits $110,000 in Grants to Atlanta Nonprofits, Raising Expectations and Inspiredu, for Connect 404 Digital Navigator Program Launch. Together, they aim to employ digital navigators from the community to facilitate internet access and provide digital skills training, fostering digital equity for Georgia residents. The announcement occurred at Inspiredu’s headquarters, situated at 1550 Southland Circle NW, on October 30 at 9:45 a.m.

Dalila Wilson-Scott, EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation and President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation.

Jason Gumbs, Comcast Regional Senior Vice President for the Big South Region.

The findings also pointed to four key industries in Georgia that are seeking employees with the following digital skills:

• Finance and insurance: Mobile banking; information security; structured query language; nationwide mortgage licensing system
• Healthcare: Electronic medical records; radiologic technology
• Manufacturing: Enterprise resource planning software; robotics; computer numerical control; programmable logic controller
• Retail: Sales after service retail analytics and consumer goods software; robotics; credit card applications

In addition to receiving digital navigation services, Atlanta residents who qualify may apply for the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides families with a $30 per month benefit ($75 per month on Tribal lands) toward their Internet bill. Comcast is making ACP credits available for all of the company’s Xfinity Internet speed tiers, including Internet Essentials.

Comcast continues to invest heavily in Georgia and expand into new communities by building out its advanced, fiber-rich broadband network. These investments come as Georgia is getting ready to implement the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program (BEAD). Launched last year, the BEAD Program allocated $42.45 billion to build out the infrastructure to connect all Americans to the internet. 

For more information about Project UP and Comcast’s commitment to education and digital equity, please visit To apply for ACP or Internet Essentials visit or call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

About Raising Expectations

At Raising Expectations, we believe children will either live up to or down to the expectations set for them. We know for many youth living in underserved or disenfranchised communities, lack of support and positive role models can often result in poor, misguided or even damaging life choices. As a stable alternative, we create an atmosphere of support, encouragement, and broadened life experiences to prepare those with the heaviest of odds stacked against them for success. We do this by offering a wide range of programming that addresses their social, academic, and mental needs to ensure that they graduate high school on time with post-secondary plans that can be actualized.

About Inspiredu

Inspiredu’s mission is to help underserved youth develop the skills needed for education and career success through technology-based learning tools and engagement activities with their families, communities, and schools. Inspiredu works to close the digital divide that exists for underserved communities across Georgia by providing devices, training, and tech help through our Learning Spark Initiative and supporting fellow organizations through technical support.

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