Comcast NBCUniversal Tops ‘Best for Vets’ List, Celebrates Milestone in Military Hiring

Comcast NBCUniversal Tops ‘Best for Vets’ List, Celebrates Milestone in Military Hiring

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Ahead of this weekend’s Veterans Day celebrations, Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to announce our recognition as the nation’s leading telecommunications company and second overall employer in the Military Times’ “Best for Vets” rankings.

Now in its 14th year, the “Best for Vets: Employers” list by Military Times continues to honor top-tier companies and institutions that consistently prioritize the hiring, retention, and support of military community members. This marks the eighth consecutive year Comcast NBCUniversal has earned a spot on this prestigious list.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Military Times as a top company for veterans and their families,” said Mona Dexter, Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs.

Our position on the ‘Best for Vets’ list is more than a badge of honor—it’s an affirmation of our commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for our military-connected teammates. – Mona Dexter, Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs

Together with this award, Comcast NBCUniversal is also celebrating a significant milestone in military hiring. Since launching our Military Engagement initiative in 2015, we have welcomed more than 21,000 veterans, military spouses, and National Guard and reserve service members into our ranks.

“At Comcast NBCUniversal, we don’t merely measure our success in numbers. While achieving our hiring targets is essential, it’s the incredible diversity and undeniable talent of the military community that helps propel our company forward,” Dexter said. “We didn’t just add to our workforce. We gained 21,000 problem solvers, leaders, and innovators.”

Comcast’s commitment to serving those who have served began with our founder, World War II U.S. Navy veteran Ralph Roberts. Today, we honor his legacy by supporting military community-serving organizations and veteran-owned small businesses, creating special experiences for our military customers, and providing meaningful employment opportunities to our nation’s heroes and their families.

Beyond hiring, we are committed to building an empowering workplace and providing holistic support for our military-connected teammates. Recognizing the unique challenges many face due to service obligations, we proudly offer a suite of tailored benefits and programs, such as our Military Concierge, Guard and Reserve Leave, and Military Spouse Transfer Assistance.

Our Veterans Network (VetNet) Employee Resource Group is another great example of how our connection to the military community has influenced our company culture. With over 9,000 members, this group serves as a vital support system for our military-connected teammates, providing mentorship, peer-to-peer support, and professional development opportunities. VetNet members also participate in several veteran-related service projects, like Wreaths Across America and Operation Old Glory.

In addition to the latest “Best for Vets” ranking, Comcast has been named a Gold-level Military Friendly Employer and a 5 Star Employer by Vets Indexes.

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Sparklight Teams with eero to Launch Advanced Whole-Home Connectivity Solution

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Sparklight®, a leading broadband communications provider, today announced the launch of Wall-To-Wall WiFi, an advanced whole-home connectivity solution that provides fast, reliable and secure internet throughout the home.

Teaming up with eero, an Amazon company, Sparklight will offer the eero Pro6E to deliver comprehensive WiFi coverage throughout the home – regardless of size or shape, creating a wide-ranging signal that eliminates dead zones. Powered by the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, Wall-To-Wall WiFi connects and transmits wirelessly up to 1 Gig, while eero’s patented TrueMesh technology learns the layout of a network to intelligently route traffic and help optimize a customer’s WiFi.

Every eero device comes with encryption and security protocols, and ongoing security updates to help protect against the latest threats. In addition, eero Secure enhances your eero with services to help keep your connected devices safe and secure with advanced parental control features, active threat protection, and ad blocking. An eero Plus option will be available to customers, providing an additional layer of advanced online security with eero Dynamic DNS, licenses for 1Password, Malwarebytes, and VPN, and more.

“Wall-To-Wall WiFi will give our customers an exceptional whole-home internet connectivity experience, delivering faster speeds, reliable coverage and advanced online security that allows for safe and fast browsing, streaming, gaming and social networking,” said Ken Johnson, Cable One Chief Technology and Digital Officer.

The company’s new Wall-To-Wall WiFi is managed through a convenient and easy-to-use app, which enables customers to view and manage their network – from anywhere, at any time.

“Residential WiFi needs are constantly growing as customers continue to work, learn and access entertainment using multiple devices in their homes,” Johnson said. “With the capacity to support more than 100 connected devices simultaneously, Wall-To-Wall WiFi meets those ever-changing needs, giving our customers a superior internet experience they can trust and rely on.”

Sparklight, part of the Cable One family of brands, continues to invest in bringing fast and reliable internet to the communities it serves. Over the past three years, the company has invested more than $1 billion across its footprint in network upgrades and enhancements to stay ahead of customer demand for increased speed and data and to lay the groundwork to launch speeds as fast as 10 Gigabits (10G) and beyond. With the launch of eero and the company’s roadmap to next gen DOCSIS 4.0 underway, Sparklight is looking forward to delivering speed 10 times faster than today’s networks – transforming the customer experience, creating new possibilities for smart cities, connected homes, virtual and augmented reality and business.

More information about Wall-To-Wall WiFi can be found by visiting


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Boys and Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County receives $10,000 grant from Comcast Foundation to expand its My.Future Technology Initiative

September 26, 2018 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County (BGCSJC) announced today that it received a $10,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to help expand its My.Future technology initiative, which uses hands-on technology training designed to equip club kids with the skills needed to compete in a 21st century economy. Comcast announced that the grant will provide club staff with training and funding to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and technology the club can use to fully implement and teach the My.Future curriculum.

My.Future is a cutting-edge technology education initiative that provides hands-on experience and enables BGCSJC members to select from more than 40 activities to help them understand how to safely and productively engage online, and identify and develop digital interests – from Internet basics for technology beginners, to robotics, coding, game design and online journalism for advanced learners.

“We’re thrilled that Comcast is partnering with the club on My.Future,” said Kristen Cassady, BGCSJC executive director. “The Comcast Foundation grant will give club members the opportunity to interact with all sorts of technologies and develop skills that will help them succeed in school and, later, in the workforce.”

Comcast NBCUniversal has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs for nearly 20 years, supporting digital literacy and providing youth with the skills needed to succeed in the digital economy. In 2014, Comcast NBCUniversal and Boys & Girls Clubs of America entered into a five-year partnership to support the development and launch of My.Future, a technology initiative designed to teach Club members about our digital world and ignite their passion for technology.

Since 2011, Comcast and the Comcast Foundation have dedicated more than $240 million in cash and in-kind support to fund digital readiness initiatives nationwide, reaching nearly 3.2 million people through non-profit, digital literacy partners, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Comcast has supported local Boys & Girls Clubs for more than a decade, providing more than $100 million in cash and in-kind contributions.