MMTC Commends Comcast for Partnering with HUD to Expand Internet Essentials Program to Connect Low-Income Families

by mmtcbbsj on July 15, 2016

Washington, DC (July 15, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) commends Comcast for partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ConnectHome Initiative  to  expand its Internet Essentials Program two million families living in public housing.

MMTC has previously recognized Comcast for the success of its Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband initiative for low-income families.  To date, the program has connected more than 600,000 low-income families, benefiting more than 2.4 million Americans.

“As we aim to close the digital divide, this is the kind of bold action that it will take to connect every American home without regard to socio-economic status,” stated MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan.  “Our children and our future deserve nothing less.” 

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About MMTC:

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is a non-partisan, national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications, and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications.

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