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Comcast RISE Seeks Colorado BIPOC-Owned, Small Businesses for Technology and Marketing Services Awards Program

Applications for the next round of Comcast RISE due Friday, May 7

Denver, Colo. –News Direct– Comcast Colorado

Comcast RISE, a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched to help strengthen small businesses hard hit by COVID-19, is accepting applications through May 7, 2021. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, Colorado small businesses are encouraged to apply for the chance to receive consulting, media, and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on their specific needs.

The program has provided technology makeovers and marketing services to nearly 2,500 BIPOC-owned

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Comcast RISE Seeks Utah BIPOC-Owned, Small Businesses for Technology and Marketing Services Awards Program

Applications for the next round of Comcast RISE are due Friday, May 7

Salt Lake City, U.T. –News Direct– Comcast Utah

Comcast RISE, a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched to help strengthen small businesses hard hit by COVID-19, is accepting applications through May 7. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, Utah small businesses are encouraged to apply for the chance to receive consulting, media, and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on their specific needs.

The program has provided technology makeovers and marketing services to nearly

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Comcast says it will invest $1B in digital equity and its Internet Essentials program in the next decade

Ten years ago, Comcast launched its Internet Essentials program to connect low-income families to low-cost internet service.

In honor of its anniversary, the corporation is pledging $1 billion to the program for the next 10 years, it announced Wednesday.

But it’s not clear if this is more or less than that first decade: A Comcast spokesperson couldn’t say how the $1 billion commitment compares to what the company has invested over the last 10 years, saying the company doesn’t have a calculation of overall investment.

Internet Essentials launched in Philadelphia in September 2011 after first launching in Chicago that

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Comcast Commits to Investing $1 Billion Over Next 10 Years to Reach 50 Million Low-Income Americans With Tools and Resources to Succeed in Digital World | Business

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 24, 2021–

On the 10 th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, Comcast today announced it would invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. The announcement coincides with the release of a 10-year Progress Report showing that, since 2011, the company, working in collaboration with its network of thousands of nonprofit partners, has connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people in America to broadband Internet at home, the

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Comcast is doubling the speed of its low-income internet plan

Users of Comcast’s Internet Essentials plan will be getting a significant speed increase on March 1st. The service, which currently runs at 25Mbps, will be automatically upgraded to 50Mbps without requiring additional fees or action from customers. Upload speeds are also being increased from 3Mbps to 5Mbps. Faster access for the same price should be a relief for many families struggling to adapt to having work, school, and entertainment largely shifted to the internet during the pandemic.



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The Internet Essentials plan is Comcast’s $9.95 per month (plus tax, of course) internet service

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Comcast suspends Internet data limits, fees for Northeast customers

Comcast on Wednesday said it would suspend its new fees on heavy home Internet users in more than a dozen Northeastern states, reversing course on a policy that threatened higher bills for some families amid the coronavirus pandemic.



a sign on the side of a building: Comcast has suspended new data charges until July, so consumers will not see any fees until their August bills, according to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.


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Comcast has suspended new data charges until July, so consumers will not see any fees until their August bills, according to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

The Philadelphia-based cable giant said it would postpone the new charges after Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) raised concerns that Comcast’s policy threatened to disproportionately harm cash-strapped Americans who

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