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Comcast RISE Expands Efforts to Help “Women-Owned” Businesses
In its first year alone, Comcast RISE has provided over $60 million in grants, marketing, and technology services to support more than 6,700 small businesses owned by people of color.
With the expansion to all women-owned small businesses, the program is on track to support 13,000 business by the end of 2022.
According to a study by the National Association of Women Business Owners, 42% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women, with more than 1,800 new businesses being started every day. That’s nearly five times the national average. However, according to the same study, women-owned businesses are growing at only half the rate of those run by men, namely because women struggle to access capital and other resources to help them succeed.
Comcast RISE, which stands for Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment, is part of Project UP, Comcast’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help provide underrepresented small business owners with access to the digital tools and funding they need to thrive. Over the next 10 years, Comcast has committed $1 billion to programs, like Comcast RISE, and partnerships that will reach an estimated 50 million people with the skills, opportunities, and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Apply today at Comcast RISE.
Pathways to Get Even More Americans Connected to the Internet
Connectivity resources open a world of unlimited possibilities.
On November 15, 2021 the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (“the Act”) was signed into law which included the $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The program extends and modifies the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), and continues its purpose to help low-income households connect and stay connected to the Internet to ensure they can afford broadband that they need for work, school, healthcare and so much more. Comcast is proud to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program. Visit Internet Essential from Comcast, xfinity.com/acp or call 1-855-846-8376 to learn more.
Comcast and Team Gleason Partner to Revolutionize TV Control and More for People with Physical and Speech Disabilities
The partnership will fuel the innovation, development and distribution of accessible products and experiences for people with physical and speech disabilities such as ALS, beginning with the Xfinity Adaptive Remote.
Comcast and Team Gleason have partnered to drive inclusive innovation to improve the independence and quality of life for people with physical and speech disabilities, including those living with ALS. Together, Comcast and Team Gleason are actively engaging with people with ALS (pALS) and caregivers, as well as preeminent clinicians, technologists and assistive technology partners to define and develop accessible, empowering experiences – from TV control to smart home solutions and beyond.
The companies are proud to announce their partnership’s first collaboration, working together on the latest evolution of Comcast’s Xfinity Adaptive Remote. The Adaptive Remote, first launched in 2019, is an award-winning web-based remote control for Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex– which gives customers unprecedented control of their in-home entertainment experience. The Adaptive Remote works on any computer, smartphone or tablet by seamlessly connecting with the assistive devices that people with disabilities use and trust, including eye tracking technology, sip and puff technology, switch control technology, voice control software and more. Learn more about the Xfinity Adaptive Remote experience.
Comcast NBCUniversal Recognized as the #2 Best Workplace for Parents
The ranking was determined based on survey feedback representing more than 6 million U.S. employees. Great Place To Work’s survey focused on the reality of the day-to-day workplace experiences of parents, including organization-wide support for work-life balance, the quality of benefits, the fairness of opportunities for professional development and advancement, and more. A few noteworthy Comcast NBCUniversal benefits for parents include: an adoption assistance program which provides employees with reimbursement for eligible expenses associated with adopting a child up to a maximum reimbursement of $10,000; access to myParenthood, a program that offers personalized benefits to support an employee’s journey through parenthood; high-quality access to back-up care for children, adult, and elder family members during a lapse in normal care arrangements; as well as access to personal and confidential counseling services for employees and their family members to help manage stress, relationships, and other personal issues. These are just a few of the many benefits we offer to our employees.
We are Here for You Before, During and After Severe Weather Hits
Severe weather and power outages can be frustrating when services are interrupted. The Xfinity response center can help you stay connected during an unexpected event. Learn more about the things we do to prepare and keep our customers connected visit, Xfinity.com/response.