New immigrants to Philadelphia face a myriad of challenges, from finding housing and work to enrolling their children in school. Without broadband Internet at home, these challenges become even harder. That’s why Comcast works with organizations supporting immigrant communities to provide Internet access and laptops for many of Philadelphia’s newest residents. The city’s immigrant population […]
Bret Perkins, senior vice president of external and government affairs for Comcast Corporation, penned an op-ed that ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer on December 29, 2021, that highlights progress made in closing the digital divide in Philadelphia as well as new and ongoing efforts. Read the full piece, here.
Comcast was recently named Educator of Year by the Research & Development Council (R&D Council) of New Jersey as part of their 2021 Thomas Edison Patent Awards. We were recognized for our efforts to close the digital divide for New Jersey students through Internet Essentials – the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program […]
Last week in New Jersey, Comcast marked the 10th anniversary of its signature digital equity program, Internet Essentials – the nation’s largest, most successful and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income households – with the launch of a WiFi-connected Lift Zone at Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia’s Stratford, NJ, location. Comcast […]
Comcast RISE has provided over $60 million in grants, marketing and technology services to more than 6,700 small businesses owned by people of color – including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic and Asian Americans since it launched in November 2020. Locally, more than 600 small businesses in Greater Philadelphia, northern Delaware and New Jersey have received awards, […]