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02/08/2018

Comcast’s David L. Cohen To Address 25th ACA Summit

PITTSBURGH, February 6, 2018 –  David L. Cohen, Comcast’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming American Cable Association 25th Anniversary Summit, March 20-22, 2018, in Washington D.C., ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka announced today.

As a senior corporate executive, Cohen has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government and regulatory affairs, public affairs, legal affairs, corporate administration, and community impact.  One of Cohen’s many achievements was the creation of Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, the nation’s most comprehensive and successful low-income broadband adoption program.  Since its launch in 2011, the program has provided four million people in one million households with affordable home broadband service and free digital literacy training.

“ACA is honored to welcome David as a keynoter at our milestone 25thAnniversary conference.  Our members join us in Washington each year to learn, share and bring new ideas back to their businesses.  As a respected industry leader, David has created award-winning programs that have been instituted across Comcast NBCUniversal.  Those of us in cable understand that we have an obligation to our customers and communities, and we’re pleased to have David join us to learn more about Comcast’s exciting initiatives that allow technology to bring our communities closer together.”

Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand and also provides these services to businesses.  It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand.  The Philadelphia-based company has 22.4 million video subscribers and 25.9 million broadband Internet customers, reflecting the firm’s large and steady investment in broadband infrastructure to maintain its feature-rich, technological advantage in the marketplace.

Comcast is also the owner of NBCUniversal.  This month, NBCUniversal will televise the Winter Olympics Games from PyeongChang, South Korea.  The opening ceremony will air in primetime on Feb. 9 across the United States.  In a first, NBC will also livestream the ceremony earlier in the day on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.  NBC was also the broadcaster of Sunday’s Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.

Comcast’s role as a major innovator in U.S. communications – including its cloud-based X1 platform, xFi wireless gateway, and last spring’s rollout of Xfinity Mobile, should serve as a compelling backdrop for Cohen’s first ACA Summit appearance.

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