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Comcast Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

Comcast Military

As we commemorate Military Appreciation Month, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our military-connected customers, teammates and partners throughout New England and across the country for their invaluable service and dedication. We’re proud of our commitment to the military community, including several initiatives to bolster support for veterans, service members and military families.

Connecting Our Military Customers to What They Love

We’re proud to offer exclusive benefits for those who serve. Learn about our Xfinity Military Benefits, including how current and new military-connected customers can get a $180 virtual prepaid card, get a free, unlimited Xfinity Mobile line for a year and upgrade their Xfinity Rewards to Diamond – our highest tier available.

Advancing Digital Equity

We’re committed to keeping military members and their families connected to vital resources, such as telehealth, VA benefits and workforce and education programs. ​We also support nonprofit organizations delivering digital skills training and certifications to help veterans and military spouses upskill and compete in today’s digital jobs market. ​

Across New England, we’ve helped advance digital equity for veterans by:

  • Donating laptops to the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center (MVOC) in Gardner, MA and to veterans attending basic computer skills classes at The Harvard Street HealthCare Veterans Outreach Center in Dorchester, MA.
  • Installing more than 1,250 Wi-Fi connected Lift Zones in community centers nationwide – including the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center in Gardner, MA; Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center in Hyannis, MA; and the Dodge House in Rutland, VT.
  • Providing a grant to Easterseals Veteran’s Rally Point to help them in their mission to provide Connecticut veterans with free, life-changing services such as job skills training and VA benefits consultations.
Comast at Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center

Additionally, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program offers low-cost internet service for as low as $9.95 a month to low-income veterans and need-based military families.

All of this support is part of Comcast’s Project UP initiative to advance digital equity. Backed by a $1 billion commitment, Project UP encompasses programs and community partnerships that connect people to the Internet, advance economic mobility and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers and creators.

Military Community Empowerment 

We’re honored to partner with military community-serving organizations to give our employees opportunities to build connections with and deliver support to veterans, service members and military families. As part of this effort, our local employees have shown their support of our military by:

  • Honoring over 100 future service members at the Our Community Salutes enlistee recognition ceremony in Hartford, CT.
  • Volunteering with Boxes to Boots in Connecticut, which sends care packages to service members overseas.
  • Cleaning headstones of veterans at the Oak Grove Cemetery in West Haven, CT.
  • Participating in Wreaths Across America in Middletown, CT and Boscawen, NH.
  • Installing Adam’s Corner spaces at Fisher House locations in West Roxbury, MA and West Haven, CT to provide youth with an activity space while staying at the facility while loved ones receive treatment at nearby VA health centers.

In addition, Operation Old Glory, which is Comcast’s way of honoring the American flag, was started by military veteran employees. Through this program, our dedicated teammates work together to replace worn or damaged flags outside homes and businesses at no cost to the property owners. Any home or business is eligible for a free flag replacement through this program, not just those that are subscribed to our services. We also ensure that all worn flags are retired with respect and strict adherence to military protocols.

Learn about other ways Comcast is involved with our New England communities, including our latest volunteer projects, how we celebrate Black History Month and recent grants we awarded to advance digital equity on the Cape and in Vermont and Connecticut.

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