Tony Dungy Stresses Importance Of Internet Access For Kids

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Access to a computer and the Internet is easier than ever, thanks to a program called Internet Essentials.

It’s run by Comcast and a very familiar face is the national spokesperson. In fact, you may even remember him in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform.

Tony Dungy played for the black and gold in 1977 and 1978. He went on to have a successful career as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

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Today, Internet Essentials is his new passion.

“Internet today is where it’s at. So, our kids if they don’t have access to it, they’re really at a disadvantage,” Dungy said.

The program provides low-cost Internet service and computer equipment to low-income families.

In just under two years, more than 2,000 families in the Pittsburgh area have benefitted as well as more than 11,000 families across Pennsylvania.

“My kids do all their homework…

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