KYW NEWSRADIO & COMCAST AWARD COMPUTERS TO THE DR. TANNER G. DUCKREY SCHOOL

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Radio Facts: KYW NEWSRADIO & COMCAST AWARD COMPUTERS TO THE DR. TANNER G. DUCKREY SCHOOL
School Receives Ten Dell Laptops
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PHILADELPHIA – January 23, 2015 –The Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey School located at 1501 West Diamond Street in Philadelphia received ten brand new Dell Laptops for their school courtesy of KYW Newsradio and Comcast. KYW Newsradio and Comcast teamed up through community event efforts to educate the public about Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program designed to bridge the digital divide.
KYW listeners who attended these community events also had the opportunity to win a laptop computer and then nominate a worthy place for KYW Newsradio and Comcast to award ten brand new laptops. This marks the 15th year of KYW Newsradio and Comcast are partnering to bring computers to individuals, schools and community centers in the Delaware Valley. The computers were presented to David Cohen, School Principal and students from the school on Friday, January 16, 2015.
“By partnering with a community minded organization like Comcast for fifteen years, it is gratifying to assist schools like the Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey School who make a difference in the lives of local children here in Philadelphia with new laptops,” says Marc Rayfield, CBS Radio Philadelphia SVP and Market Manger. About 30 percent of Americans—many living below the poverty line— do not have Internet access at home, leaving them on the wrong side of the digital divide. Research consistently shows that the barriers to broadband adoption involve a complex mix of low digital literacy, perceived lack of relevance of online content, and the need for low-cost, good-quality computers and Internet service. Internet Essentials is intended to address all of these critical hurdles to broadband adoption.
“We are a longtime supporter of KYW Newsradio’s efforts to provide students with access to computers,” said Sharon Powell, Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs for Comcast. “Comcast recognizes how important this is to success in life, which is why we launched Internet Essentials to make it possible for kids to have the Internet available at home and purchase computer equipment at an affordable rate.”
“By leveling the playing field and giving low income kids the same tools as their peers, they will be able to compete in a 21st century technologically savvy environment,” said Kathleen Sullivan, Vice President of Government Affairs at Comcast. “Comcast recognizes how important this is, and that’s why we launched Internet Essentials to make it possible for kids to have the Internet available at home and purchase computer equipment at an affordable rate.” For more information about Internet Essentials, call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) or visit www.internetessentials.com


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