COLORADO SPRINGS — Comcast announced it will install a dozen new "Lift Zone" facilities in Colorado Springs which will provide students and adults with free wi-fi.
The facilities in Colorado Springs include:
|Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region – E.A. Tutt Club||1455 S Chelton Rd||Colorado Springs|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region – El Pomar Club||805 Praderia Ave||Colorado Spring|
|Deerfield Hills Community Center||4290 Deerfield Hills Rd||Colorado Springs|
|Hillside Community Center||925 S Institute St||Colorado Springs|
|Meadows Park Community Center||1943 S El Paso Ave||Colorado Springs|
|Stratmoor Hills Community Center||2027 B St||Colorado Springs|
|Westside Community Center||1628 W Bijou St||Colorado Springs|
|Red Shield Corps Community Center||908 Yuma St||Colorado Springs|
|Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center||530 Communication Cir||Colorado Springs|
|Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado||4223 Royal Pine Dr||Colorado Springs|
|Southeast & Armed Services YMCA||2190 Jet Wing Dr||Colorado Springs|
The Lift Zones are aimed to help students and adults who need assistance accessing the internet for "critical resources."
“Increased opportunities of support have become easier for our community to access through our Lift Zone facility,” said Monica Martinez, Executive Director, The Fax Partnership. “The Lift Zone not only allows community members to complete online resource applications in our facility and ask questions in real-time but allows service providers in our portfolio of support to leverage these services too.”
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center recently became involved with the Lift Zone project, they say the free high-speed wi-fi will help military families be able to access virtual therapy and support groups offered at the center.
Mt. Carmel also says that the Lift Zone will be a place for veterans to stop in and access the other online resources needed to transition out of the military or find financial assistance and other education programs.
Comcast also says many Lift Zones will receive laptops and other smart devices to help better serve the community. However, it's unknown at this time if any of the Colorado Springs' locations will have these extra features.
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