Comcast Connections: May 2022 Edition

Source: League Business Leaders Network Member Comcast

Comcast RISE to Award $1 Million to Support Allegheny County Small Businesses

100 Small Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color to each receive a $10,000 grant from Comcast RISE

Since 2020 Comcast has invested in small businesses owned by People of Color and Women who have been hit the hardest by the economic impact of the pandemic and other events. Comcast is continuing this opportunity in Allegheny County with a new round of RISE applicants offering $10,000 Investment Fund grants to 100 small businesses, totaling $1 Million.

Eligible businesses can access and submit applications from June 1-14 at Comcast RISE. Together, the Comcast RISE Investment Fund and core program will support 13,000 small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, by the end of 2022.


Comcast Begins Service to Colerain Township
First New Customers Enjoying Services; Network to Pass About 160 Residences and Businesses upon Completion in Q2 2022

Comcast has started providing its full suite of services, including residential broadband speeds up to 1.2 gigabits per second and business speeds up to 100 Gbps, to its first new customers in Colerain Township. Comcast is scheduled to complete the expansion of its smart, fast, and reliable fiber-rich network to the township by the end of Q2 2022.

Colerain Township residents and businesses can check here to see if they are already eligible for service today. If so, they can sign up for service by using the link accompanying the map or by visiting our Xfinity Store at 1571 Fruitville Pike in Lancaster. Experts at the Xfinity Store can help with product demonstrations and any questions new customers may have and can help local businesses schedule an informational meeting with the Comcast Business sales team.

Network Extension to Richland Township

Comcast has extended its fast and reliable fiber-rich network to more than 500 businesses along the Route 219 corridor in Richland Township, giving them access to the full suite of Comcast Businessproducts and services.

This network extension, an investment of more than $1.9 million that began in 2020, reaches businesses south and east of Route 219, from its intersection with Eisenhower Boulevard to the southwest to just beyond the Galleria Mall to the northeast. This includes the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown campus and parts of Scalp Avenue and Elton Road. Read more about Comcast’s network investment and demand from business across the region.

Comcast and Tec Centro Cut the Ribbon on Wi-Fi Connected Lift Zone

Members of the Spanish American Civic Association board and leadership, Tec Centro staff and representatives from Comcast’s Keystone Region unveiled Comcasts Wi-Fi connected Lift Zone in Tec Centro’s building located at 651 Laurel Street in Lancaster.

At Tec Centro, a division of the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA) provides bilingual education and skills training to low-income individuals, the robust Wi-Fi coverage Comcast is providing will support workforce programs and the greater community including families, students, and adults. Learn more about Lift Zones from Comcast.

Huntingdon County PRIDE Telethon to Support Social Services Programs Celebrates Fifty Years

Since 2007, Comcast has broadcasted the Huntingdon County PRIDE telethon that raises funds to support accessibility-focused organizations in Huntingdon County.

This year’s telethon was the most successful, raising $195,000 for programs serving persons with disabilities. Comcast employees came together to make the event possible. Comcast’s Senior Network Manager, Dan Cramer, has volunteered for the Huntingdon PRIDE telethon since it launched in 1972. “We called it 12 for 12. It was broadcast on cable Channel 12, aired for 12 hours with a goal to raise $1,200. We hit our goal and the event took off.” 

Comcast Brings Affordable Internet to Low Income Families Across Pennsylvania

Providing Unlimited Possibilities and Additional Efforts to Participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program

Families will soon be able to visit 500+ Xfinity Stores nationwide to sign up for Internet Essentials Plus, a service that includes 100 Mbps speed, a cable modem, access to millions of WiFi hotspots, and unlimited data for $29.95 per month. During their visit, families can also learn more about how to enroll in ACP to get Internet service for free. Comcast is also equipping tens of thousands of call center representatives to help customers sign up for Internet Essentials Plus and educate about ACP. Any Xfinity customer across all Comcast’s markets who qualifies for ACP can apply their $30 credit toward their monthly Internet and/or Xfinity Mobile bill.

In addition, through Project UP, Comcast’s $1B commitment to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities, the company is partnering with its network of thousands of non-profit organizations in communities across the country to increase awareness of, and participation in ACP, while also addressing broadband adoption issues like the lack of digital skills. “We have never been more committed to closing the digital divide and helping people get connected to the Internet through Project UP. By working with our partners at all levels of government and within the community, we can accelerate our efforts to ensure everyone has access to the Internet and the skills they need to excel in today’s digital economy, “said Broderick Johnson, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Digital Equity at Comcast.