FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Applauds Comcast for investing in access to digital education for low-income families


The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) applauds Comcast for their commitment to address a primary barrier for low-income students and their families – access to digital education. Through its Internet Essential Program and by investing more than $225 million in cash and in-kind support to help fund digital literacy and readiness training, Comcast is changing communities of color for the better. By working with national and local non-profit community partners, Comcast is closing the digital divide by connecting more than 1.8 million people to the power of the Internet through its Internet Essentials program.

NBCSL was founded in 1977 by 90 African American state legislators (membership base it nearly 700 legislators currently), whose primary purpose was to secure parity in the state legislatures for their constituents. The National Black Caucus of State Legislators conducts research and policy analysis to help improve policy and decision making at the national and state level. The research is keenly focused and grounded in issues impacting socio-economically disadvantaged, African Americans and other minorities.

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