Supporting California Communities in Need: We were deeply impacted by the wildfire devastation that struck our region last year. To help rebuild our community, we opened thousands of free Wi-Fi hotspots, free internet and video services at evacuation centers, and made a $1.1 million contribution to relief efforts. It was the least we could do for the community we all love, and we were proud to provide even a small sense of relief for our friends and neighbors who have been impacted.
Expanding Access to Affordable In-Home Internet Access: Our Internet Essentials program, which helps connect over six million low-income Americans to affordable Internet, is now available for low-income veterans. We also established a partnership with the Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento to bring low-cost home WiFi access to over 1,000 families.
Remaining at The Forefront of Innovation: Our team at Comcast Business in California continued to keep us at the forefront of technology and innovation. Customers such as Tangle Creations in San Francisco and rural communities like Tesoro Viejo, in Madera County relied on Comcast Business to provide innovative broadband, Ethernet and WiFi technologies for homes, business and public spaces.
Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Year-Round: In 2018, Comcast contributed $100,000 to Latinas in Tech to support programs for the advancement of Latinas in the technology industry. We also supported initiatives such as Hella Asian and San Francisco Pride. Through initiatives like FreePass Latino and the expansion of our International channels, we provided expanded access to content that our diverse audiences enjoy.
Expanded Entertainment and a Remote That Speaks Spanish: Comcast is now the largest provider of gigabit broadband speeds throughout the country and within our California service area. We’ve also expanded our content offerings, integrating Netflix, Sling and, most recently, Amazon Prime on our X1 platform. We know our customers want an easy way to watch all their favorite shows and movies and our amazing, bilingual voice remote makes that incredibly fast and simple.
For more information check out the Comcast blog https://california.comcast.com/