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(Comcast's "Internet Essentials" web site.)

Comcast Sweetens Its Low-Cost Internet Deal as Regulatory Hurdles Loom

Comcast Corporation says more than 300,000 low-income families across the country have signed up for its reduced-cost Internet service — but notes that many more are eligible.

03/04/2014

(Comcast EVP David L. Cohen, left, and KYW general sales manager David Yadgaroff, right, stand with students and school officials at the computer lab presentation.  Credit: Chris Tharp)

KYW Newsradio 1060 Presents 10-Laptop Computer Lab to a Philadelphia School

Today, the students at Constitution High School, near 7th and Chestnut Streets in center city Philadelphia, have a new, 10-laptop Dell computer lab.

02/28/2013

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Comcast Partners With UnitedHealth In Diabetes Study

“Project Not Me” is the name of a 12 month study that is aimed at helping those who are at risk for type-2 diabetes. More than 300 adults are being sought for the pilot program in two test markets including one in Philadelphia.

02/12/2012

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Group Says Comcast Corp. Is Hiding Its Low-Cost Offering From Low-Income Families

Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” is restricted to certain low-income families, but cuts the cost of getting online to $9.95/month.

02/09/2012

(Some of the current participants in the "Big Brothers Big Sisters" program present for today's announcement.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Big Brothers-Big Sisters Targets Underprivileged Kids In North Philadelphia

The organization says it will work with the state and city to focus resources on the 24th, 25th, and 26th police districts.

12/20/2011

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Holiday Show Resumes on Thanksgiving Day In Lobby of Comcast Center

This week ushers in the holiday season, and the “Comcast Holiday Spectacular” show, now in its fourth year.

11/22/2011

(Mayor Michael Nutter, second from right, attended today's announcement.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Fall Opening Set For North Philadelphia Catholic Work-Study School

The concept for the Cristo Rey High School is this: students go to class four days a week, then spend the fifth day working at a local business.

11/21/2011

(Comcast headquarters in center city Philadelphia.  File photo)

Comcast Posts Profits Above Expecations, Sending Its Stock Higher

The company reported net income of $1.02 billion, or 36 cents per share, for the three months ended in December, up from $955 million, or 33 cents, a year ago.

02/16/2011