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Comcast Has Now Helped More Than Six Million Low-Income Americans Cross the Digital Divide Through Its Internet Essentials Program


Company Expands Eligibility to Nearly One Million Low-Income
Veterans, Releases Seven-Year Progress Report, and Relaunches Online
Learning Center with New Digital Literacy and Internet Safety Tools and

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique
Lamoureux-Morando to Join Multi-City Tour

Comcast today announced it has now connected more than six million
low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet
program, which is the largest and most comprehensive
broadband adoption program for low-income families in the U.S. The
company connected more than two million people in the last year alone,
which is the largest annual increase in the program's history. The
company also announced it will significantly expand eligibility – for
the eleventh time in seven years – to low-income veterans, nearly one
million of whom live within the Comcast footprint. According to the
United States Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey,
less than 70 percent of low-income veterans have Internet access, and
about 60 percent own a computer.

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Two kids using Comcast's Internet Essentials program to connect to the Internet. Internet Essentials ...

Two kids using Comcast's Internet Essentials program to connect to the Internet. Internet Essentials is the largest and most-comprehensive broadband adoption for low-income Americans. (Photo: Comcast)

"This program has had an enormous impact on millions of families and
children who now have high-speed Internet at home, many for the first
time in their lives," said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice
President and Chief Diversity Officer. "We're excited to extend that
same opportunity to more than one million, low-income veterans. Veterans
have stood up for our country; now it's time for us to stand up for them
by providing access to life-changing digital tools and resources."

Since 2011, Comcast has invested more than half a billion dollars to
support digital literacy training and awareness, reaching more than 8.5
million low-income Americans. In addition, the company has sold more
than 85,000 heavily subsidized computers.

Comcast attributes some of the recent growth of Internet Essentials to
its easy-to-use mobile application, which now accounts for more than a
third of all enrollments. In addition, the company today released a new
seven-year progress report
. It contains detailed information about
customer demographics and insights, as well as a history of the
program's evolution and key milestones. The company has also redesigned
its Internet
Essentials Learning Center
with new content from Common
Sense Media
The site now includes a variety of free videos, tools, and resources
that can help individuals learn vital Internet safety and digital skills.

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique
Lamoureux-Morando, who were recently
named as ambassadors and spokespeople
for the company's corporate
values initiatives, will join Cohen on a multi-city tour to visit local
communities and raise awareness about the Internet Essentials program.
Both were instrumental in Team USA's defeat of Canada for the gold in
the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, and are passionate
advocates for gender equity

"We're thrilled to be partnering with Comcast to help close the digital
divide for families, students, seniors, and veterans," said Monique
Lamoureux-Morando. "People without an Internet connection at home are
missing out. Students need the Internet to do their homework. Parents
and veterans need the Internet to more easily search and apply for jobs
and access healthcare information."

"We know how important a home Internet connection is," added Jocelyne
Lamoureux-Davidson. "In our lives, we've also learned first-hand how
important it is to stand up for what you believe in. We want to
encourage others to use the Internet to stand up for what they believe
in and to make the world a better, fairer place, not just for
themselves, but for the next generation, too. You can't change the world
if you're not online."

The move to extend Internet Essentials eligibility to low-income
veterans is the second largest expansion in the program's history. For
details on how to apply, please visit:

According to the U.S. Census American Community Survey, 81 percent of all
U.S. households subscribe to broadband at home, but only 63 percent of
households with an annual income of less than $35,000 do. To
attack that problem, Internet Essentials has an integrated,
wrap-around design meant to address each of the three major barriers to
broadband adoption that research has identified. These include: a lack
of digital literacy skills, the lack of a computer, and the absence of a
low-cost Internet service. The program is also structured as a
partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts,
libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners.

About Internet Essentials

from Comcast is the nation's largest and most
comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income
Americans. It provides low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a
month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for
under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy
training in print, online, and in person. For more information, or to
apply for the program, go to
or call 1-855-846-8376. Spanish-only speakers can call 1-855-765-6995.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet,
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand,
and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides
wireless and security and automation services to residential customers
under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and
sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks,
television production operations, television station groups, Universal
Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit
for more information.

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