Comcast Connections: May 2021 Edition

Source: League Business Leaders Network Member Comcast

Comcast Launching WiFi-Connected “Lift Zone” in Bradford County Branch YMCA

Lift Zones Will Provide Safe Spaces with Free Internet to Help Hundreds of Low- Income Students Participate in Distance Learning

Comcast continues its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the Internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast announced plans to equip the Bradford County Branch YMCA with a WiFi-connected “Lift Zone” .

Lift Zone sites complement Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which, since 2011, has now connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people in America to broadband Internet at home, including approximately 280 people in Bradford County alone.

“The Bradford County Branch YMCA is very pleased to welcome Comcast’s Lift Zones to Bradford County as part of our collective effort to ensure that youth, regardless of income, are connected to the educational tools needed to ensure their success,” said Chad Eberhart, Chief Executive Officer of River Valley Regional YMCA.

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Five Small Businesses in Pittsburgh to Receive a Technology Makeover or Marketing Services from Comcast RISE

Comcast will award technology and marketing resources to five small-owned businesses, which includes Hispanic and Asian American owned businesses among others, in Pittsburgh. These recipients are part of nearly 2,500 entrepreneurs nationwide who have been selected as Comcast RISE awardees since November, including eight previously announced winners in Pittsburgh.

Through Comcast RISE, the company also announced it will support 13,000 small-owned businesses by 2022 with a TV campaign, production of a TV commercial or consulting services from Effectv; or computer equipment, internet, voice or cybersecurity from Comcast Business; or a monetary grant.Read more about Comcast Rise and the recent recipients.

Rising to the Challenge: Meet the Women at the Heart of Comcast Business

The past year has intensified many of the challenges that women already faced in the workplace. The pandemic had a near-immediate effect on women’s employment as many, especially those with young children, considered leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers to provide support at … Read More…

Comcast NBCUniversal Named to Linkedln’s ‘Top Companies’ List for 2021

We are pleased to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal has been honored on LinkedIn’s ‘Top Companies’ list for the fourth time, ranking among the top 20 again this year at #18. This annual list recognizes companies who prioritize their employees’ growth and help them develop. 

At Comcast NBCUniversal, we’re proud to bring together leading engineers, designers, creators, storytellers, and entrepreneurs from around the world to help connect millions of people to the moments and experiences that matter most. It is an honor to be on this list alongside many other exceptional companies. To understand the criteria for making the list, please visit here.