Charter awards Austin Free-Net a $25,000 grant as part of $1 million Spectrum digital education commitment
Spectrum Digital Education is a new philanthropic initiative, designed to support nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it to improve their lives. Spectrum Digital Education grants are part of an overall $1 million commitment to provide digital education in Charter communities through financial grants, PSAs, workshops and webinars to local nonprofit organizations.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the interest generated by and the quality of the submissions received for the Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program,” said Rahman Khan, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Charter Communications. “After careful review, we are confident that the organizations like Austin Free-Net will help further our mission to provide communities in need with the necessary tools to grow and prosper in the digital age.”
Comcast Business Expands Nation’s Largest Gig-speed Network to the West
Comcast Business recently expanded its DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service to business customers in the Western United States, including California, Colorado, Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
With the continued roll out of its gig-speed network, Comcast’s “Business Internet 1 Gig” and “Business Internet 500” speed tiers are now available to business customers in the West, Central, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast service areas using the company’s existing network, without the need for costly and disruptive construction of new network facilities.
With the addition of the new markets, DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service is now generally available across Comcast’s national footprint. The service tiers complement existing gigabit and multi-gigabit options already available to Comcast Business customers, including Comcast Business Ethernet, which the company launched in, and has been expanding nationally since, 2011. Ethernet services can support speeds of up to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) over fiber.
Comcast honors some of Houston’s finest beyond Hispanic Heritage Month
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast’s Houston region recently honored 10 community volunteers at its second annual Comcast Hispanic Hero Awards gala. The honorees were recognized for their commitment to making a difference in the community through volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement.
“These exceptional individuals have demonstrated selfless commitment,” said Ralph Martinez, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston region. “The Hispanic Hero Awards give us an opportunity to recognize those who have played a vital role in positive change in their communities while celebrating the diversity of this great city.”
In addition to being recognized, each honoree will be featured in a 30-second Public Service Announcement that will air on Comcast and KTMD-Telemundo Houston. Comcast also donated $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of the honoree’s choice.
2017 Hispanic Hero Award honorees and nominating organizations were: Marian Cabanillas (Change Happens!), Miguel Hernandez (Baker Ripley), Nelly Moyano Fraga (Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston, Inc.), Stephen Fraga (United Way of Greater Houston), Estella Mireles (Office of State Rep. Jessica Farrar), Rey Gonzales (Houston Hispanic Forum), Hugo Mojica (LULAC Council 402), David Medina (Chinquapin Preparatory School), Rene Gonzales (Houston Hispanic Forum) and Vanessa Ramirez (SER – Jobs for Progress).