Comcast NBCUniversal Recognized as a Top Company in the U.S. by LinkedIn for 2024

Comcast NBCUniversal Recognized as a Top Company in the U.S. by LinkedIn for 2024


Comcast NBCUniversal has been named one of the top 20 companies in the U.S. by LinkedIn for 2024, recognizing us as one of the best places for employees to grow their careers.

This is the seventh time our global media and technology company has appeared on this esteemed list celebrating workplaces across the country that are prioritizing employees’ career progression and development.

At Comcast NBCUniversal we bring together engineers, designers, creators, storytellers, and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of media and technology. Collectively, we’re building innovative products, content, and experiences that bring joy and connection to our customers and guests around the world now – and for years to come. At the heart of our work is our people, who are passionate about technology, supporting each other, and going above and beyond each and every day.

The annual LinkedIn Top Companies list highlights the 50 best large workplaces in the U.S. and is built on research and in-depth analysis of LinkedIn’s platform and actions of its users, ranking companies based on key pillars related to career progression, including ability for employees to advance, skills growth, company stability, and more.

Interested in working at Comcast? You can explore career opportunities and learn more about our company and culture at and through Comcast NBCUniversal’s LinkedIn page.

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Comcast and United Way Partner to Donate 100 Laptops to Bridge Digital Divide in City of Bloomington

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Donation part of Comcast’s ongoing investment in Bloomington; partnership with city officials, community leaders to bridge the digital divide

Today, Comcast and United Way of South Central Indiana announced a donation of 100 laptops to Bloomington residents to help accelerate digital equity efforts in the community.

Laptop recipients include Bloomington families who participate in programming through the city’s Banneker Community Center – including early education and low-cost summer camp programs – and residents working with the Financial Stability Alliance, led by United Way of South Central Indiana.

“Community partnerships with organizations like Comcast and United Way are invaluable to ensuring Bloomington families can succeed in a digital world,” said Bloomington Mayor Kerry Thomson. “Achieving true digital equity means making long-term investments across all neighborhoods in the city, and we appreciate Comcast’s and United Way’s commitment and track record in helping us on our mission to achieve exactly that.”

In April 2020, the City of Bloomington conducted a Digital Equity survey to assess how residents use internet services. The survey results found a pronounced skills gap for low income and older residents, with 50% of respondents reporting they do not have the skills they need to use the internet effectively and comfortably.

“We’re seeing the impact of the digital divide happen in real time – affordability, access, and gaps in digital skills knowledge affect many of the families who participate in the Financial Stability Alliance and Free Community Tax Service programming,” said Randy Rogers, President & CEO, United Way of South Central Indiana. “Working together with Comcast and the City of Bloomington, investments in our community like laptops and continued affordable internet access can – and will – change the lives of the individuals and families our nonprofit partners serve every day.”

Across Indiana, Comcast is working with state and local officials to invest in communities most in need of fast, reliable broadband service in unserved and underserved areas of the state.

“Increasing digital equity unleashes the potential of high-speed internet within homes and businesses. We’re proud to be a partner in Bloomington’s digital equity journey, and to continue to work with community leaders to provide the latest technology in a way that benefits everyone – not just in the most affluent neighborhoods.”

– Craig D’Agostini, Comcast Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs.


This laptop donation is part of Project UP, Comcast’s 10-year, $1 billion commitment to help make digital equity a reality in communities the company serves in Bloomington and across the country. To support Indiana’s digital equity efforts, Comcast offers several programs to increase internet accessibility and skills training opportunities, including:

  • The Comcast Internet Essentials program provides low-cost, high-speed broadband service for $9.95 a month to eligible low-income households, connecting more than one million students, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities in Indiana enrolled in a variety of government assistance programs, including the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, the Federal Pell Grant program, SNAP, SSI, WIC, VA Pension and others.
  • Comcast operates more than 20 Lift Zones across Indiana, including two in Bloomington: Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Ferguson Crestmont Club and Lincoln Street Club. Lift Zones are robust Wi-Fi hotspots in safe spaces where kids and adults can access free high-speed WiFi, learn digital skills, and participate in remote learning.
  • Comcast has made more than $3 million in cash and in-kind donations to community-based organizations in Indiana over the last three years, focusing on initiatives designed to foster digital equity.

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Comcast nears completion of broadband expansion in Crawfordsville

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Comcast’s network construction in Montgomery County is nearly complete, bringing symmetrical gigabit-capable speeds to more than 1,200 residents and businesses, along with many other products and services offered by the company.

This project was a collaborative effort under Indiana’s Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, adding 90 miles of fiber to the tech infrastructure in Montgomery County. Comcast worked with state and local officials to target areas most in need of fast, reliable broadband service in unserved and underserved areas of Waveland, Waynetown, Ladoga, New Market and southern Crawfordsville.

“Next Level Connections is used as a model by other states to deliver the best tech infrastructure to rural areas,” said Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, the state’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “These investments made by Comcast will not only benefit residents and businesses, but also supercharge Indiana’s rural economic engine, accelerate workforce potential, and connect communities to a better quality of life.”

Comcast’s investment in Montgomery County falls under the third phase of NLC. A customizable map from Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs is available here and reflects three finalized rounds of NLC agreements with all internet service providers.

“We are grateful for Comcast’s private investment in the rural parts of our county,” said Jim Fulwider, Montgomery County Commissioner. “Bringing fiber connections to rural Montgomery County is a top priority, and we cannot thank Comcast enough for helping us to connect all of the homes and businesses that can thrive on reliable, high-speed Internet.”

By project completion, Montgomery County residents and businesses will have access to symmetrical Internet speeds — increasing both available upload and download speeds.

“Our goal is to fuel the continued growth and success of communities across Indiana,” said Joni Hart, vice president, State Government Affairs for Comcast Indiana.

“Our partnership with Montgomery County enables rural Hoosiers to bridge the digital divide and wield the full power of Internet connectivity in an increasingly digital world.”

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 

Peacock Unveils its Viewing Experience For Olympic Games Paris 2024

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Peacock’s viewing experience for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, which will be the most comprehensive streaming destination ever for the Olympic Games, will introduce industry-first interactive features that help fans navigate more than 5,000 hours of live coverage throughout the Games, including all 329 medal events.

Unveiled at One24 technology conference, Peacock’s extensive Olympics hub will feature curated rails of live and upcoming events, dedicated in-depth hubs for nearly 40 sports, medal standings and an interactive schedule. Peacock also unveiled two new features coming to the platform – Peacock Live Actions and Peacock Discovery Multiview – that will help fans discover and engage with the Olympics and other live programming in new, innovative ways.

“The Paris Olympics will mark another major milestone for Peacock’s leadership in live streaming with an unprecedented viewing experience that demonstrates our commitment to our customers, clients and partners. Following the Games, these new features will extend to other live events, joining the growing list of interactive elements and ad innovations that continue to set Peacock apart,” said Kelly Campbell, President, Peacock and Direct-to-Consumer, NBCUniversal.

Peacock Live Actions

Peacock Live Actions is a new interactive tool that lets fans choose their own viewing journey during live and primetime coverage, and follow the events they are most interested in watching.

Peacock Live Actions will come to life in programming like Gold Zone, the recently announced live whip-around show that will provide rolling coverage from 7am to 5pm ET, guiding viewers to the best and most exciting moments happening during the Paris Olympic Games. Through Peacock Live Actions on-screen prompts, fans watching Gold Zone will now be able to choose to continue watching the live feed of a specific event instead of staying with the Gold Zone coverage.

Peacock Live Actions will also allow viewers watching the NBC Primetime simulcast to add upcoming events to their “My Stuff” list to watch later.

Peacock Discovery Multiview

With up to 40 live events happening simultaneously, Peacock Discovery Multiview will offer an industry-first, enhanced four-view experience that helps users navigate to the most important events, with real-time on-screen descriptions from NBCU’s Olympic experts informing viewers about what is at stake, such as a medal event, an elimination risk or a first-time Olympian. In addition, a traditional Multiview experience featuring up to four matches on one screen will be available for sports such as soccer, track & field and wrestling.

Both Multiview options will allow users to move around the screens, switch the audio and click through to watch full screen and dive deeper into the action.Peacock will offer up to four Multiview options concurrently, giving fans the opportunity to choose what they are most excited to watch.

Peacock will be the first standalone streaming app to offer a Multiview experience across smart TVs, streaming devices, web browsers and tablets. Peacock will begin testing this feature during select events this spring.

Experience the Olympic Games Paris 2024 on Peacock

In addition to these new features, Peacock will provide fans with an intuitive, easy-to-navigate Olympics destination that will allow every kind of fan – both avid and casual – to view the Olympic Games in the way that best fits their interests or timetable. Features of Peacock’s Olympics hub include:

  • Spotlight of the biggest live events prominently displayed at the top of the screen when fans enter the Olympics hub.
  • A “Browse by Sport” rail to allow fans to quickly find all live events, highlights and replays for their favorite competitions. Fans can easily jump between different sports hubs through connected navigation at the top of their screens.
  • A new “Search by Star Athlete” feature, so fans can find live events or replays that include their favorite athletes, regardless of whether they are an individual competitor or part of a team sport. As in previous Olympics, fans can also search by sport, event and team, including country names and three-letter country codes.
  • An enhanced Interactive Schedule, so fans can plan their Olympics viewing day-by-day, join events live, watch replays or add events to their “My Stuff” to watch later.
  • Up-to-date Medal Standings sponsored by Delta for fans to keep track of every country competing in Paris.
  • Peacock’s award-winning “Catch Up with Key Plays,” which allows fans to easily access key moments when joining an in-progress game or revisit their favorite plays, will now be available for basketball and golf, in addition to soccer.

As the most comprehensive Olympics streaming destination in U.S. media history, Peacock will feature live coverage of all events, all NBC programming, replays, clips and more.

In Paris this summer, the world’s greatest athletes will compete against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the world where the modern Olympic Games were conceived 130 years ago. This will be the third time Paris has hosted the Olympics (1900 and 1924), tying London for the most as a Summer Games host. Los Angeles (1932, 1984) will tie those two cities when it hosts the first Summer Games in the U.S. in 32 years in 2028.

NBCUniversal previously announced that NBC and Peacock will be the company’s primary platforms for its coverage of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, scheduled for July 26-Aug. 11. Click here for more programming information and here for information about the Paralympics, which will take place Aug. 28-Sept. 8.

NBC and Peacock will present live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26, beginning at noon ET. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Primetime coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.

NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032, which are scheduled for Paris (2024), Milan Cortina (2026), Los Angeles (2028) and Brisbane (2032). The host city for the 2030 Olympic Winter Games has not yet been chosen.

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NBCUniversal ‘Rings Across America’ Tour to Stop in Indianapolis Ahead of Olympic Games in Paris 2024

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NBCUniversal is once again giving U.S. fans the opportunity to touch the Olympic Games by re-launching “Rings Across America,” a cross-country tour that features an enormous Olympic rings display and will promote NBCU’s coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

The 20-foot-long interactive exhibit will stop at iconic locations across the country and some of the nation’s biggest sporting events leading up to the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26.

“Rings Across America” will initially stop at the following locations with more to be added:

  • Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida: THE PLAYERS (March 14-17)
  • Nashville, Tennessee: Premier League Fan Fest (April 6-7)
  • Louisville, Kentucky: Kentucky Derby (May 4)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: Indy 500 (May 26)

Fans at these iconic sporting events — all airing across NBCU platforms — will be able to pose for photos in front of the iconic symbol and possibly meet Team USA Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. As the Rings traverse the country, they will be visible to fans as they are transported from one event to the next.

The exhibit stopped at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando this past February. While stationed at THE PLAYERS Championship, the Rings will be located near the famed 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. The base of the Rings will be wrapped in 2024 Paris Olympics tune-in information throughout the duration of its tour.

“Our country is filled with Olympic fans and ‘Rings Across America’ gives them a chance to interact with the Games even though the Paris Olympics are taking place thousands of miles away,”

“Displaying the Rings, one of the most recognizable symbols of the Olympic movement, while moving across the country provides even more awareness, and excitement for our coverage of these highly anticipated Games.”

– Lyndsay Signor, Senior Vice President, Consumer Engagement, NBC Sports.

NBCU platforms will provide coverage of each of the four events scheduled on the Rings tour. THE PLAYERS Championship will air live on NBC, GOLF Channel, and Peacock from March 14-17. NBC Sports’ Premier League studio commentators will be on-site in Nashville at the Premier League Fan Fest, airing April 6-7 on NBC, USA Network and Peacock. Coverage of the 150th Kentucky Derby will air live on May 4 across NBC, USA Network, and Peacock. The 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 will air live on NBC and Peacock on May 26.

Every day of the Paris Olympic Games, NBC will provide fans with at least nine hours of daytime coverage of the Summer Games’ most exciting events, including live finals coverage of swimming, gymnastics, track & field, and more. Paris 2024 will have more programming hours on the NBC broadcast network than any previous Olympics. Given the time difference and following live coverage all day, NBC will deliver an enhanced Olympics primetime show, providing three hours of edge-of-your-seat entertainment each night.

Peacock will be the streaming home of the 2024 Paris Olympics, providing fans with the most comprehensive Olympic destination in U.S. media history. In a Summer Games first, the service will stream every sport and event, including all 329 medal events, and will feature full-event replays; all NBC programming; curated video clips; virtual channels; exclusive original programming; and more.

NBC and Peacock will present live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26, beginning at Noon ET. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Primetime coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.

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Faster Internet Speeds for Xfinity Customers Across Indiana


Today, millions of Xfinity Internet customers are waking up to faster speeds at no additional cost. As the need for data increases in ever-connected households, Xfinity is ensuring customers can stream, surf, and share on a network and service they can rely on today and in the future.

“Streaming live sports, gaming, and other data-rich applications are driving Internet consumption to new heights,” said Emily Waldorf, Senior Vice President, Consumer Internet Services, Comcast. ”We have regularly increased speeds over the past two decades to provide customers with the connectivity they need to power their increasingly connected lives. And, with the potential that funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program will not be renewed, this year we have really leaned into boosting speeds for these customers so that they can take advantage of these new capabilities.”

Starting today, new and existing customers can take advantage of the following speed increases:

  • Connect: From 75 Mbps to now 150 Mbps
  • Connect More: From 200 Mbps to now 300 Mbps
  • Fast: From 400 Mbps to now 500 Mbps
  • Xfinity Prepaid: From 50 Mbps to now 200 Mbps

Faster Speeds, Cybersecurity Protection and Incredible WiFi

Today’s speed increases help to ensure that Xfinity has customers covered now and into the future. They are made possible by Comcast’s fiber-based network which has been built to deliver an exceptional Internet experience, ubiquitously, to the more than 60 million homes and businesses across the country. It is a culmination of years of research, technological breakthroughs, and massive investments, more than $20 billion since 2018 alone, in development and infrastructure.

Fast speed is an important feature of a comprehensive connectivity experience that also combines this powerful network with sophisticated hardware and software to deliver incredible benefits to consumers:

  • 99.99% Reliability – Fast Internet speeds won’t matter if you don’t have a reliable broadband connection. Xfinity has 99.99 percent reliability, and the Xfinity network utilizes artificial intelligence to keep customers connected by fixing issues before they even affect homes.
  • Cybersecurity – xFi Advanced Security, included for free for customers who lease an Xfinity gateway, protects connected devices from malware and other threats at the gateway before they reach connected household devices. Since launching xFi Advanced Security, Xfinity has stopped more than 10 billion cyber security threats.
  • Next-Level WiFi – Next-generation Xfinity gateways deliver advanced WiFi capacity to power hundreds of devices in homes and more than a billion devices each year across Comcast’s network.
    • Later this year, Comcast will introduce its latest gateway, the XB10, the first to incorporate unified DOCSIS 4.0, WiFi 7, and AI technologies. The XB10 will be capable of delivering symmetrical multi-gig speeds over WiFi and connect up to 300 devices.
    • WiFi Boost Pods work with Xfinity gateways to extend WiFi coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the home. The latest WiFi extender, Storm-Ready WiFi, is Xfinity’s most powerful device to date and helps maintain a strong connection even if the power goes out. Visit an Xfinity store or visit to learn more about Storm-Ready WiFi.

Keeping Customers Connected

The federal government recently announced that the Affordable Connectivity Program could end as early as April if it does not receive additional funding. The speed increases rolling out today will help to ensure those who may be affected by the end of ACP will continue to have access to fast, affordable, reliable Internet options.

  • Xfinity Promotional Offers – ACP participants who are existing Xfinity customers or new to Xfinity can take advantage of current promotional offers. Customers are encouraged to call 1-800-Xfinity to learn more about what offers may be available in their area. Teams are ready to work with customers to move them to a plan that fits their budget and connectivity needs if they will no longer be able to afford their current tier of service without the $30 ACP benefit.
  • Internet Essentials – Xfinity customers benefitting from ACP are automatically eligible to enroll in Internet Essentials for as low as $9.95 a month or Internet Essentials Plus, which doubles the speed of traditional Internet Essentials for $29.95 per month. Both services provide fast and reliable home Internet with no credit checks or cancellation fees and come with equipment included.

To learn more about Xfinity’s Internet and connectivity solutions for customers, click here.

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Comcast Awards $15,000 Grant to the South Bend Education Foundation

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Funds will help teachers get school supplies and other resources for South Bend Community Schools’ classrooms

The South Bend Education Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Comcast to support teachers and students of South Bend Schools. The grant will provide additional support for the Teacher Store and Teacher Wish List Programs, as well as unrestricted funds to help with additional teacher, student and classroom needs throughout the school year.

“We are so grateful to Comcast for this generous support,” said South Bend Education Foundation Executive Director Steve Funk. “The Teacher Store and Teacher Wish Lists are vitally important to our teachers. This gift allows us to provide even more resources for our teachers and students.”

“As the son of a teacher, I personally know how much dedication and passion goes into education. Teachers can make an immeasurable impact on your life,” said Carl Jones, Jr., Regional Vice President of Government and External Affairs. “Comcast is proud to support the great educators that are helping to shape the futures of South Bend’s youth.”

The Teacher Wish List is an application-based program, where teachers can apply for mini-grants up to $300 to support classroom needs. The Teacher Store is a room stocked with typical classroom supplies, which teachers may pick up free of charge. Teachers often have used their own money for needed classroom supplies. These programs help to offset the need and provide immediate accesses to the supplies.

The programs historically had been funded through small gifts from individual donors. In 2022, the AEP Foundation Indiana Michigan Power (I & M) awarded the Foundation a $25,000 grant to be more proactive in supporting the needs of our teachers. In 2023, AEP again provided a challenge grant of $25,000, which with this gift has more than been matched.

“Through both grants, from Comcast and the original funds from AEP, we are able to continue to dramatically increase the amount of support we give our teachers,” Funk continued. While use of both the Teacher Store and Teacher Wish Lists were historically limited to a couple of times per year, they are now available year-round and at increased per teacher quantities. Funk indicated that the South Bend Education Foundation has more than doubled its support through these two programs in the past two years. “That is over $50,000 annually in supplies going directly to our teachers,” he said. “Our teachers work so hard each and every day in the classroom, so we feel it is one of our primary missions to provide classroom resources to support them.”

The South Bend Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to enriching the learning experiences for students and teachers of the South Bend Community School Corporation. More information about the Foundation is available at

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Notre Dame and NBC Sports Continue Historic Football Partnership, With Games to be Presented on NBC and Peacock Through the 2029 Season

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The University of Notre Dame and NBC Sports have agreed on a multi-year extension of their historic football partnership, through the 2029 season. The agreement extends the landmark partnership – the longest college media relationship dating to 1991 – to nearly four decades (39 seasons).

“We are thrilled to continue our historic collaboration with our partners at NBC Sports,” said University of Notre Dame Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. “In the next generation of this partnership, we will collaborate to provide our fans even more Notre Dame content through a variety of NBCUniversal’s distribution channels while continuing to put our student-athletes and their stories at the heart of our messaging.”

“There is no better tradition than Notre Dame Football in South Bend, and we are thrilled to keep that tradition within the NBC Sports family as we extend our relationship as the exclusive home of Fighting Irish home games through the end of the decade,” said Rick Cordella, President, NBC Sports.


“With enhanced rights that allow us to present Notre Dame Football on NBC as well as across Peacock and additional platforms, we look forward to bringing the Fighting Irish to fans in more ways than ever before.” -Rick Cordella, President, NBC Sports


NBC Sports retains global media rights on all platforms to all Notre Dame home football games. It also allows for select games to stream exclusively on Peacock, which has been the exclusive home of one Notre Dame Football game each season since 2021. Peacock will also be the exclusive home of a new, annual documentary series on Notre Dame Football, debuting in 2024.

NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football games are averaging 5.1 million viewers this season – the largest audience through five game broadcasts since 2005 and up 86% from last year at this point. The Fighting Irish’s Sept. 23 primetime thriller against Ohio State averaged 10.6 million viewers across NBC, Peacock and NBC Sports Digital, ranking as NBC Sports’ second-most watched regular season college football game of all-time, behind only then-No. 2 Notre Dame’s “Game of the Century” 31-24 defeat of No. 1 Florida State on Nov. 13, 1993 (22 million viewers).

The new agreement also extends to other events on the Notre Dame Football calendar, including the annual Blue-Gold Game and Notre Dame’s Pro Day.

In 2023-24, NBC Sports also marks its 11th season presenting Notre Dame hockey coverage, as Peacock is exclusively live streaming the entire hockey 21-game home schedule.

Last November, NBC and Peacock presented the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s college basketball team against Cal — marking the first-ever live presentation of a women’s college basketball game on NBC and Peacock. The series continued earlier today with the Notre Dame-Illinois women’s basketball game presented live on NBC and Peacock from Washington, D.C.

Revenues from the NBC partnership have played a key role in Notre Dame’s financial aid endowment since the start of the relationship in 1991 when University officers allocated a portion of the football television contract revenue for undergraduate scholarship endowment (not athletic scholarships). To date, Notre Dame undergraduate students have received over $100 million in aid from revenue generated through the NBC contract.

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Comcast brings fiber internet to Merrillville mall

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Comcast announced today that it has proactively connected its fiber-rich network to multiple mall properties across the company’s Greater Chicago Region in Illinois and Indiana, including:

  • Southlake Mall, Merrillville, IN

Mall traffic is experiencing a resurgence. Some malls are experiencing a shift in tenants, while others are transforming from traditional retail destinations into anchor communities that include everything from entertainment venues, medical offices, service businesses, and public gathering spaces to office facilities and even residential buildings – in addition to retail. As a result, in many instances, the redevelopment is occurring both inside and outside mall structures and spilling onto the mall property.

With Comcast’s network in place, the company can deliver Internet speeds up to 100 Gbps to businesses and residential speeds faster than a Gigabit, along with its full suite of Comcast Business and Xfinity residential services, to mall properties.

“At the very least, the mix of stores inside malls is changing. On the other end of the spectrum, some malls are planning or are even in the process of transforming themselves,” said Sean McCarthy, Comcast’s Regional Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives. “State-of-the-art Internet connectivity and technology are playing a major role in almost all aspects of these changes. You really can’t have one without the other.”

With such a wide variety of retail, commercial, residential and public uses, this new iteration of malls requires powerful Internet connectivity and technology. Examples of how technology can be employed in transformed malls include:

  • Retail stores process online orders for in-store and curbside pickup and employ virtual in-store try-on technology.
  • Medical offices access patient medical records and exchange large imaging files.
  • Entertainment venues book and manage reservations for large numbers of patrons.
  • Malls need powerful websites and to connect to app platforms that have real-time information about all the different tenants, services and events occurring onsite.
    • Interactive maps use augmented reality and track and communicate with visitors onsite.
    • Smart displays and digital directories help visitors locate businesses, provide schedules and take advantage of amenities onsite.
  • With residential buildings creating a built-in market onsite, businesses in the mall interact with residents, and vice versa, from booking restaurant and concert reservations to making medical appointments.
  • Residents interact online or via app with building management, access building amenities, pay rent and even track packages that arrive.

Malls contribute to the economy. Technology contributes to malls.

Malls are big businesses, major economic drivers and job creators. Malls attract visitors from local and surrounding communities, which, in turn, increases tax revenue. With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping shoppers at home and the rise of online shopping, mall traffic fell. However, a turnaround is underway. In fact, in 2022, mall sales increased by more than 11% to nearly $819 billion, according to The State of the American Mall, a report from Coresight Research. According to Gitnux Market Data, malls with a greater portion of non-retail tenants, such as restaurants, gyms and experience-oriented businesses, tend to attract more foot traffic.

For more information about the role of connectivity and technology in the next generation of malls and shopping centers, send an email to


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Flag Replacement


This Flag Day, June 14, there were plenty of displays across Northwest Indiana of Old Glory in the familiar red, white and blue stars and stripes. But what happens when a flag is not in good enough condition to fly outside of a home or business and represent the United States of America?

According to U.S. Flag Code, if a flag is no longer serviceable and is faded, frayed, tattered, torn or worn, it needs to be taken down and destroyed. The recommended method for homeowners and businesses across the country is the same way that U.S. military personnel retire their flags – through burning.

Veterans on staff at Comcast in Northwest Indiana have united to ensure that flags are retired with proper military protocols according to Comcast’s Regional VetNet co-lead Karin Ladd.

“Comcast is committed to supporting the military community, its veteran employees and their families,” Ladd said. “Comcast’s Veterans Network Employee Resource Group (VetNet ERG) is another great example of how our connection to the military community has influenced our company culture and focus. This group serves as a vital support system for our military-connected teammates, providing opportunities for mentorship, networking and professional development. This group also participates in several veteran-related service projects each year.”

VetNet ERG has more than 450 members in Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region, which includes Northwest Indiana, and nearly 10,000 members across the company nationwide. VetNet ERG members include Comcast employees who are military veterans, active participants in the reserves, military family members and other supporters of the military community.

In 2017, military-connected employees at Comcast NBCUniversal launched the Flag Replacement program to honor the nation’s symbol and ensure that the American flag is proudly displayed in Comcast’s service areas.

“Through this program, our dedicated teammates work together to replace worn or damaged flags outside homes and businesses at no cost to the property owners,” Ladd said.

If a Comcast technician notices a distressed, faded or torn American flag at a home or business, they report the location to the local VetNet team.

“The VetNet team then contacts the individual or business and offers to replace the flag for free,” Ladd said. “Our flag replacement team will then retire the flag in accordance with military protocols. Our team assists anyone in need of a flag replacement, regardless of whether they are Comcast customers.”

Flag ‘ambassadors’ are trained on the customs and courtesies for properly handling the American flag, including the traditional 13 folds. Each of the folds represents different facets of life, liberty, this country and the U.S. armed forces.

“After replacing the flag, our flag ambassadors will either provide the old flag to the property owner or coordinate with the local American Legion post for proper disposal,” Ladd said.

To learn more about Comcast’s ongoing commitment to the military community, visit