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Connecting More Than 6 Million Low-Income Americans

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Comcast has expanded eligibility to nearly 1 million low-income veterans and has also released its seven-year progress report.
  2. In addition, Comcast has relaunched its online learning center with new digital literacy and internet safety tools and resources.
  3. U.S. Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will join a multi-city Internet Essentials tour.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Comcast has expanded eligibility to nearly 1 million low-income veterans and has also released its seven-year progress report.
  2. In addition, Comcast has relaunched its online learning center with new digital literacy and internet safety tools and resources.
  3. U.S. Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will join a multi-city Internet Essentials tour.

Bridging the Opportunity Divide

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. One of our highest priorities as a company is helping more people participate in the innovation economy.
  2. Comcast’s Internet Essentials has connected more than 4 million low-income Americans.
  3. We’ve provided $350 million in support to fund digital inclusion efforts reaching nearly 5 million people nationally.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. One of our highest priorities as a company is helping more people participate in the innovation economy.
  2. Comcast’s Internet Essentials has connected more than 4 million low-income Americans.
  3. We’ve provided $350 million in support to fund digital inclusion efforts reaching nearly 5 million people nationally.

Record Breaking 17th Annual Comcast Cares Day for Comcast NBCUniversal

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  • More than 115,000 volunteers spent nearly 700,000 hours giving back to their communities.
  • Volunteers participated in over 1,200 projects in 23 countries around the world.
  • Employee Kyeshia Bates became the one-millionth volunteer to participate In Comcast Cares Day since it’s inception in 2001.
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  • More than 115,000 volunteers spent nearly 700,000 hours giving back to their communities.
  • Volunteers participated in over 1,200 projects in 23 countries around the world.
  • Employee Kyeshia Bates became the one-millionth volunteer to participate In Comcast Cares Day since it’s inception in 2001.

More Than One Million Volunteers Have Improved Communities Around the World on Comcast Cares Day

By David L. Cohen
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Today, we reached an historic milestone on Comcast Cares Day – more than one million volunteers have joined in  service to improve their communities around the world since 2001.  Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends, and community partners participated in the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a powerful representation of the company’s year-round commitment to community service.  What started with 6,100 volunteers in 2001 in one city has now grown to more than 100,000 volunteers this year at over 1,000 sites in

Internet Essentials: Military and Veterans

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Josh Delano is the father of two school age daughters, a Navy veteran, and a full-time student in the Electrical Engineering Department at Fresno State.  He is also a part of the more than 4 million low-income Americans that have benefitted from the Internet Essentials program since 2011.  Josh qualifies for Internet Essentials because his girls participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Preparing Kids for Success with Back to School Support

Comcast NBCUniversal supported several activities in the communities we serve to ensure more kids and teens have access to the tools they need to succeed.
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Going back to school each fall can be a time filled with energy and optimism about the year to come. However, it can also mark a time of uncertainty for many children and families who have difficulty making ends meet. That’s why Comcast NBCUniversal supported several activities in the communities we serve to ensure more kids and teens have access to the tools they need to succeed – from NBC and Telemundo-owned stations "Supporting our Schools" campaign on-air to the Boys & Girls Clubs school supply drives on the ground.

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.

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.

Comcast NBCUniversal Publishes 2017 D&I Report

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Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to release its 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Report, summarizing the company’s progress over the last six years across five focus areas: Workforce, Supplier Diversity, Programming, Community Investment, and Governance.

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