Comcast Statement on Senate Confirmation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair of the FCC
Statement attributable to Tom Reid, Chief Legal Officer, Comcast Corporation:
“As the first permanent Chairwoman of the FCC, Jessica Rosenworcel will continue her leadership on key issues like the Homework Gap, connecting all Americans to broadband, spectrum policy and public safety. We look forward to working with the Commission under her leadership on these and other important communications issues.”
Over the last 10 years, Comcast has connected over 10 million people from low-income families to low-cost, high-speed Internet at home with our industry-leading Internet Essentials program, which remains priced at just $9.95 per month.
Comcast is partnering with nonprofit partners and city leaders to create safe spaces for students and families to connect and learn, creating more than 1,000 “Lift Zones” in community centers to provide Internet connectivity and a safe place for students and families to get online.
The Internet Essentials Partnership Program (IEPP) is designed to help accelerate Internet adoption at a critical time. The program provides the opportunity for school districts and other organizations to fund and quickly connect large numbers of students and families to broadband access.
Beyond connectivity, we work with tens of thousands of partners across the country, including nonprofits and city leaders, to provide digital skills training to young people and to upskilling adults with the aim of improving their economic mobility.