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Comcast donates 3,000 laptops and free internet service to Baltimore City

Christian Fernsby |
Comcast announced the donation of 3,000 new laptops and free Internet service from its Internet Essentials program across Baltimore City, Md. to be distributed among several organizations focused on education, digital equity, and workforce development.

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The announcement was made from M&T Bank Stadium following a TODAY Show segment featuring principal Taiisha Swinton-Buck, whose Digital Harbor High School students will receive 1,500 laptops plus 12 months of free Internet service from Comcast's Internet Essentials, the nation's largest and most successful low-income Internet adoption program.

Over the past ten years, Internet Essentials has connected a cumulative total of 192,000 Baltimoreans.

In addition to Digital Harbor High School, other organizations that will receive the free laptops and up to 12 months of free Internet service include the Mayor's Office of Employment Development, Baltimore's Promise, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, and the Community College of Baltimore County. Even more organizations will be announced at a later date.

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