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Comcast Partners With the American Association of People With Disabilities to Help Close the Digital Divide

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  1. Company announces grant to fund creation and delivery of specialized digital literacy training program materials and classes for the disability community.
  2. Since 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected more than eight million low-income Americans to the Internet, including nearly 210,000 individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.
  3. According to Pew Research Center, 23 percent of people with disabilities say they never go online and 57 percent say they do not have a home broadband subscription.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Company announces grant to fund creation and delivery of specialized digital literacy training program materials and classes for the disability community.
  2. Since 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected more than eight million low-income Americans to the Internet, including nearly 210,000 individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.
  3. According to Pew Research Center, 23 percent of people with disabilities say they never go online and 57 percent say they do not have a home broadband subscription.

Internet Essentials: 2019 Program Kickoff and Announcement

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NBC 6 Miami Morning Anchor Sheli Muñiz joins Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen to unveil the latest expansion of Comcast's Internet Essentials program, the nation's largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income Americans, live from Telemundo studios in Miami, Fla.

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Comcast Announces Largest Ever Expansion of Its Internet Essentials Program

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Three million newly eligible households include those with disabilities and seniors. In eight years, the program has now connected more than eight million people from two million households to the internet at home.

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Three million newly eligible households include those with disabilities and seniors. In eight years, the program has now connected more than eight million people from two million households to the internet at home.

Comcast Partners with Three More State Attorneys General on Internet Safety Through Internet Essentials

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Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama attorneys general join the nationwide effort to address challenges seniors, parents, and students face online. Comcast surprised students and seniors with free laptops and invests in digital skills training across three southeastern states.

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Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama attorneys general join the nationwide effort to address challenges seniors, parents, and students face online. Comcast surprised students and seniors with free laptops and invests in digital skills training across three southeastern states.

Driving Social Impact for the Long Term

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As 2018 comes to a close, it offers an opportunity to reflect on the past year and how we can continue to help close some of the opportunity gaps that persist in our society.

Core to our values as a company is investing in causes for the long term to make a tangible and meaningful impact. Today, we are proud to share some significant milestone moments that have had a positive change on our communities.

Opening Doors through Internet Essentials

Connecting More Than 6 Million Low-Income Americans

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  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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  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.

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