BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Comcast is making changes to its internet services to help families relying on it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This comes less than a week after backlash from Baltimore City leaders over claims of price gouging.

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Among the improvements, Comcast plans to increase the number of lift zones to 1,000 across the country and improve internet speeds for free.

Comcast is also committing $40 million in digital equality grants for cities.

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CBS Baltimore Staff