The city of Madera and Comcast have partnered to offer free Internet access for multiple years to senior citizens who attend the Frank Bergon Center and the Pan-Am Community Center.
Madera has one of the lowest Internet connectivity rates in Northern California, according to the city, which said it looked at recent data. Under the leadership of mayor Brett Frazier, the city’s Parks and Community Services and Information Technology departments worked with Comcast to see what could be done to help.
Parks Department Director Mary Anne Seay opened the ceremony Wednesday morning at the Frank Bergon Center. “We are here to celebrate a new relationship with Comcast,” said Seay.
New Mayor Robert Poythress, who was sworn in Wednesday evening, encouraged the seniors to use the new internet service. “Don’t be afraid of it. Get online and a whole new world is going to open up,” said Poythress...