Comcast NBCUniversal’s Enduring Service to the Veteran & Military Community
This year’s Veterans Day marks 100 years of our Nation officially honoring those who served to defend our country. We’re also recognizing Veterans and Military Families Month because service extends beyond those who wore a uniform. From all of us at Comcast NBCUniversal, we want to thank and honor all of you for living a life of service.
As a leader in media and technology, Comcast NBCUniversal is looking to the future in how we engage with and serve the military community. In 2019, we focused on three core areas – connectivity, advocacy, and special offers.
Last year, we announced a major expansion of our Internet Essentials program to include more than one million low-income veterans who live in our service area. Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive, and most successful effort to close the digital divide for low-income households.
To build on our efforts to help connect veterans to vital online resources, in 2019 we opened two more Internet Essentials “Digital Rally Points,” or computer labs, in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. This brings the total number of computer labs to more than a dozen with more scheduled to open next year. These Digital Rally Points have been strategically located at local, veteran-serving organizations. At each one, veterans can use computers and participate in free Internet training programs to learn skills like how to search and apply for jobs, take online classes that will make them more employable, and take full advantage of their well-deserved veteran benefits.
We continue to advocate for the military community in a variety of ways:
We’re proud to support a large community of veterans and military members who have valuable skills that make our teams stronger. Learn more about our commitment and military initiatives.
2019 was the first full year that veterans and actively serving military customers could receive our special Military Appreciation offer. When these customers sign up for any Xfinity service including: Xfinity Internet, Xfinity TV, Xfinity Home, Xfinity Voice, or Xfinity Mobile, and verify their military status, they’ll receive a $25 Xfinity coupon and if on a term agreement may be eligible to receive a $100 Visa® prepaid card. The offer is also available for existing customers. In addition, our Universal Theme Parks continue to offer special packages to military community members. Their service matters, and this is one way for us to say thank you.
Our motivation is the belief that Service Matters – Service to Country, Service to Customers, Service to Communities. As Veterans Day approaches, we invite you to join Comcast NBCUniversal in paying tribute to those who committed themselves to a life of service.