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Comcast Extends 60-Days of Free Internet Service to New Internet Essentials Customers

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. In March, Comcast announced that eligible new customers would receive 60 days of Internet Essentials service without charge as a way to help deal with the challenges of COVID-19.
  2. Comcast recently expanded Internet Essentials eligibility to include all low-income families, including seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  3. Since August 2011, Internet Essentials has connected more than two million low-income households to the Internet, serving approximately eight million people.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. In March, Comcast announced that eligible new customers would receive 60 days of Internet Essentials service without charge as a way to help deal with the challenges of COVID-19.
  2. Comcast recently expanded Internet Essentials eligibility to include all low-income families, including seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  3. Since August 2011, Internet Essentials has connected more than two million low-income households to the Internet, serving approximately eight million people.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $95,000 in Scholarships to 38 Maryland High School Seniors

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students' achievements both in and out of the classroom
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BALTIMORE, July 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded approximately $95,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 38 Maryland students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.

Plugging in to Virtual Mentorship

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At Comcast NBCUniversal, our core values are rooted in improving the communities where we live and work. Today, as we face extraordinary challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the growing calls for social justice and equality, our employees remain committed to giving back to those in need. Below are two examples of how our employees are virtually volunteering in their communities during these extraordinary times.

A Challenge for a Cause in Washington

As Pandemic Exacerbates the Digital Divide, Comcast NBCUniversal Works to Close the Gap

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In today’s digital age, technology is the primary conduit to economic opportunity, and it is vital to how we work, play, learn, and connect with one another. The ability to access technology from home is especially important — and is something that has always been core to who we are as a company.

Our COVID-19 Response: A Reflection of Our Commitment to Communities

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As the profound impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt in communities around the world, it has become increasingly clear that the scale of this crisis will force a significant shift in how we live, work, and connect to what matters. While there is still much uncertainty ahead, we know that the challenges that existed before the pandemic are being exacerbated and that some of our most vulnerable populations are facing even greater risks to their health and wellbeing.

2020 Comcast NBCUniversal Values Report: Together We Build

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June 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As a global media and technology company, Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to keeping our customers, employees and communities connected to what matters most – now more than ever. We are focused on seeking new and better ways to make a positive difference through our products, technology, and entertainment experiences, and especially through our employees.

Comcast Announces $100 Million Multiyear Plan to Advance Social Justice and Equality

By Brian L. Roberts
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Last Sunday, I wrote to you to express my outrage over the far too familiar and frequent acts of violence against the Black community, and to acknowledge the structural racism that fuels these injustices. I’ve spoken with many employees – as have our leaders across Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Sky – and we have begun to mobilize as a company. While we recognize we don’t have all the answers, we agree it’s time that we start putting our words into real, sustainable action. 

Sixth Annual 'Red Nose Day Special' Airs May 21 on NBC

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NEW YORK, May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - “This Is Us” stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC’s “Red Nose Day Special” on Thursday, May 21, at 9 p.m. ET /PT, joined by an all-star cast of Hollywood and music favorites coming together to have fun, raise money and change lives.

The two-hour television event raises awareness and life-changing funds for children in need in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and some of the world’s poorest communities.

Comcast Increases Access to and Speeds of Internet Essentials to Support Americans Through Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dana Strong
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  1. Speeds will increase from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers, and will become the speed of the service going forward.
  2. New families who connect will get 60 days of Internet service for free.
  3. The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month.
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  1. Speeds will increase from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers, and will become the speed of the service going forward.
  2. New families who connect will get 60 days of Internet service for free.
  3. The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month.

Lifting Others as a Role Model in Tech

By Alexander Rivera
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Whenever I get the opportunity, I want to be there for young children in my community. It’s so important to me that they realize that with a bit of help and a lot of hard work, they can become whatever they want. I’m speaking from experience, but it took me a while to figure this out.

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