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Comcast Announces New Internet Essentials Program Milestones and Enhancements

By David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
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When Comcast launched Internet Essentials six years ago, we honestly had no idea how it would be received or how many low-income Americans we could reach. No one had ever tried anything this ambitious in the broadband adoption space before. We certainly wouldn’t have predicted the program would become the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative for low-income Americans, connecting more homes than all other similar programs combined – by several orders of magnitude.

4 Million Low-Income Americans Have Crossed the Digital Divide Through Internet Essentials

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The company again increases the program’s Internet speed, offers free access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, and expands low-income senior citizen pilot program.

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The company again increases the program’s Internet speed, offers free access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, and expands low-income senior citizen pilot program.

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERHealth

by Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR
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Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...

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The LAA, LULAC and Cox Enterprises Partner to Bridge the Digital Divide with Unveiling of EHAT Technology Center in Atlanta

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ATLANTA, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/– Yesterday, the Latin American Association (LAA), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Cox Enterprises partnered to bridge the digital divide in the Hispanic community by opening a new Technology Center in Atlanta. The new technology center is part of LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology (EHAT) initiative which ensures Hispanic communities have access to dependable technology and useful resources that will empower them to succeed.

Green Charge eBook: Solar + Energy Storage A Golden Opportunity in the Golden State

New Downloadable eBook Explores Impact, Economics and Viability of Solar & Energy Storage
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In 2017, the energy storage market is expected to double in size in California thanks to more than $448 million in federal and local incentives to pair storage with solar projects. Together, both solar and energy storage work to lower electric bills: solar by overall consumption and storage by spikes in power demand. Variable power generation is a weakness of solar systems that energy storage improves on. Pairing solar and energy storage brings stability, increased reliability and resiliency to the electrical grid. 

Transforming the Customer Experience One Call at a Time

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When an elderly customer called our Spokane, Washington, customer service center, agitated with her XFINITY remote control, the agent on the call knew just what to do.

Qualcomm Wireless Reach is Improving Safety and Livelihoods for Fishermen in India

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To celebrate 10 years of changing lives, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is launching a new video each week showcasing one of its impactful projects and highlighting the engineers behind the technology. Check out this video to learn more about how the Fisher Friend mobile application is harnessing wireless solutions to enable a new generation of fishermen in India to earn their livelihoods in a safer and more profitable manner. You’ll meet Panneerselvam, a third-generation fisherman, and Kirk Burroughs, Senior Director of Technology.

Multiplying the Impact of Tech Entrepreneurs

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Technology innovation is the fuel that moves our business forward. We also believe it has unsurpassed power to solve complex social issues and improve communities.

“Local tech innovators know — usually better than we do — what’s needed in their communities and what solutions are going to work,” says Jessica Clancy, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal. “We recognize that we can make the greatest difference in these communities by helping tech entrepreneurs reach a larger audience and attract more support through our platforms.”

Bridging the Digital Divide for HUD Residents

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Ismael Guerrero hears the stories every day. For the executive director of the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), it’s all part of his world.

The single mother using the free WiFi at a fast food restaurant to search for a higher-paying job. The kids who stay in the computer lab for hours after school to complete their homework. The family that shares a single smartphone.

National Grid Wins Interactive Media Award (IMA)

Best in Class 2017 For National Grid’s First Responder Utility Safety Website
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July 10, 2017 WALTHAM, M.A.—Recognized for attaining the highest standard of excellence in website design and development, National Grid’s First Responder Utility Safety Training website, firstresponder.ngridsafety.com, has won the Interactive Media Award’s “Best in Class Award” with an overall score of 482 out of a possible 500.

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