Comcast Elevator Zones Designed to Improve Internet Access

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Comcast has created nearly 50 lift zones across New Mexico, including 11 in Las Cruces, Albuquerque’s Garrity Group Public Relations said in an April 18 press release. Comcast New Mexico is one of Garrity Group’s customers.

Students and adults can stop at an elevator zone facility and connect their personal device to free public access Wi-Fi, the press release says. With funding from Comcast, many elevator areas are getting laptops and other smart devices.

Lift area sites in Las Cruces are: A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St.; Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Cruces, 330 W. Las Cruces Ave.; Doña Ana Community Center, 5745 Ladesma Drive; Eastside Senior Community Center, 310 N. Tornillo St.; Henry Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Road;

Juvenile Citation Program and Learning Center, 890 N. Tornillo St.; Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.; Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.; Mesilla Valley Hope Community, 999 W. Amador Ave.; Munson Community Center, 975 S. Mesquite Street; and Safe Cafe Teen Center, 6121 Reynolds Drive.

“The Comcast Lift Zone has been well received at Community of Hope,” said MVCH General Manager Nicole Martinez. “Customers now have access to after-hours Wi-Fi on their devices, and it helps people feel connected and access the resources they need when our doors aren’t open.”

Comcast said the elevator zones complement Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which the company launched in 2011, helping connect nearly 300,000 low-income state residents to the internet at home, according to the press release. . Thanks to the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, Comcast said it’s even easier for low-income people to connect to the Internet.

Comcast Corporation primarily focuses on broadband, aggregation and streaming services and has 57 million customers in the United States and Europe. Comcast was listed as the largest media conglomerate in the United States in the 2021 Forbes Global 2000 list by revenue. Now based in Philadelphia, it was founded in 1963 when Ralph J. Roberts (1920-2015) and two partners purchased American Cable Systems, a cable television company based in Tupelo, Mississippi. It was incorporated in 1969 as the Comcast Corporation. Roberts coined the name “Comcast”, combining parts of the words “communications” and “broadcasting”.

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