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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

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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

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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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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,

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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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