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Comcast NBCUniversal Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
At Comcast NBCUniversal, we want every employee and customer to feel valued and respected for who they are. For our employees, we believe a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful one, which is why Diversity & Inclusion is so important to our culture and business. For our customers, we provide year-round access to diverse programming, but key moments, like Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, give us the opportunity to go above and beyond to celebrate the AAPI community’s remarkable contributions to American culture, film, science, sports, and history.
Today, Comcast NBCUniversal kicked off a series of activities and initiatives to honor Asian culture during Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, including:
Xfinity TV’s ‘Asian American Film & TV’ Destination and Free Preview:
The ‘Asian American Film & TV’ destination on Xfinity X1 brings together all of the Asian film, TV, music, and web content available on the platform into one place. During AAPI Heritage Month, the destination will also feature a selection of award-winning movies, documentaries, biopics, and television series curated into a special collection featuring popular Asian American actors such as John Cho and Ken Jeong, music content from Music Choice, Stingray, and TVK-Pop, and more.
Additionally, throughout the month, we’ll feature a selection of free AAPI programming from a variety of networks and subscription video on demand services including: GMA Pinoy, Filipino On Demand, Kocowa, Hi YAH!, Anime Network, and Eros Now.
X1 customers can access the destination by saying “Asian American” into the Xfinity Voice Remote. A selection of programming will also be available on Xfinity Flex and the Xfinity Stream app and portal.
COMCAST EXTENDS COMPREHENSIVE COVID-19 RESPONSE POLICIES TO JUNE 30
Continues Commitment to No Disconnects or Late Fees, Keeping Business and Outdoor Xfinity WiFi Hotspots Open Nationally for Free, Giving Customers Unlimited Data, and 60 Days of Free Access for Low-Income Families through Internet Essentials
PHILADELPHIA – April 27, 2020 – As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced today it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis.
Originally announced on March 13, Comcast made the following commitments that will now be extended into the summer:
- No Disconnects and Waiving Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, or Xfinity Voice service, and we will waive late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams are available to offer flexible payment options or help find other solutions.
- Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
- Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans to give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.
- Internet Essentials: Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. We are extending our offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through June 30. Internet Essentials is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. For more information, visit www.internetessentials.com.
“These extended measures will continue to keep Americans safe and ensure that households are equipped for students to learn and stay informed at home as the nation copes with this unprecedented disruption to our daily lives,” said Dave Watson, Comcast Cable Chief Executive Officer. “Our services have never been more important, and we’re doing everything we can to keep people connected to the internet.”
For more information and updates from Comcast related to Coronavirus, visit: http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/