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Comcast Donates Laptops to Support Closing the Digital Divide in Roane County

July 12, 2021

ROANEnet is delighted to have received 30 New Dell Latitude 3190 laptops from Comcast to bring more Digital Equity to Roane County, TN.

Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.

ROANEnet will give away some of these Dell Laptops to the winners of ROANEnet’s 2nd Annual Essay Writing Contest. This contest will be open to students of ALL ages. (more details coming soon)

These laptops are:

  • Fast enough to run Windows 10 successfully; meaning that they are good laptops for students to do online work, meetings, and email
  • Excellent for mobility and keeping in a small backpack because of their small size and weight

Some of the new laptops are available for ROANEnet volunteers to earn with 24 or more volunteer hours. See details at:

"Thank you, Comcast, for all your efforts to help close the Digital Divide in Roane County," said Executive Director Dayle Beyer, ROANEnet.


ROANEnet ( is a non-profit 501(c)(3) advocate for affordable, robust, and reliable high-speed internet access, equitable availability of digital devices, and training required to enhance the quality of life within Roane County, TN. Members of ROANEnet involved in this initiative are Dayle Beyer, Executive Director, Egon Hillermann, Director of Technology Access Program, and Richard Glover, CIO.

 Comcast ( creates incredible technology and entertainment that connects millions of people to the moments and experiences that matter most. For more information, contact Andres Celedon, Manager, External Affairs, Comcast.