Comcast’s Xfinity Launches Asian American Focused Crossings TV

New channel, including Hmong programs, available to most Twin Cities Comcast customers

St. Paul, Minn. – March 15, 2016 – Comcast today announced the launch of Crossings TV as part of the company’s Twin Cities area channel lineup. Founded in 2005, Crossings TV presents a variety of entertainment and information programming designed to meet the needs of Asian Americans across the country, including the Hmong community. Crossings TV is now available to most Twin Cities Comcast customers on channel 175 as a part of the Digital Starter tier.

Crossings TV features two hours of Hmong programming each weekday, in addition to four hours on Saturdays and Sundays. “Hmong News” and “Hmong Report” bring viewers the latest news affecting the Hmong community, both locally and internationally. “The Hmong Entertainment Hour” presents a wide selection of entertainment news, movies, music videos, interviews, coming attractions, and special coverage of local live events.

“Comcast is excited to bring Crossings TV and its selection of Hmong programming to our metro area customers,” said Jeff Freyer, regional vice president, Comcast Twin Cities. “Our region is fortunate to have a vibrant, growing Hmong population and it’s an honor to present programming that informs and reflects the many contributions Hmong residents and their families have made.”

David Vang is a technical supervisor for Comcast’s Twin Cities operations. As a first-generation U.S. citizen of Hmong descent, he feels a special connection to today’s announcement.

“Crossings TV with its Hmong programming helps bridge the gap for members of the Twin Cities Hmong community who want to stay connected to our colorful culture and heritage,” said Vang. “As a Comcast employee, I’m proud to work for a company that not only has the ability to bring this kind of programming to the community, but actually works to make it happen.”

  • Hmong-specific programming times on Crossings TV include:
  • Hmong News: Thursday, 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.
  • Hmong Report: Sunday, 9 p.m.
  • Hmong Entertainment Hour:
    • Monday – Thursday, and Saturday, 9 a.m.
    • Monday – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.
    • Thursday, 9:30 p.m.
    • Friday, 9:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, 10 p.m.

Note: all times listed are Central time zone, subject to change.

The full schedule of Crossings TV programming in the Twin Cities is available on the network’s website at
http://www.crossingstv.com/programming-minneapolis-st-paul/. Comcast’s full range of products and services is available to more than 1.1 million homes across the Twin Cities metro area and portions of Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. 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. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About Comcast Cable:
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. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.  Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Comcast to Host Job Fair at Downtown St. Paul Headquarters

WHAT:
Comcast is inviting interested individuals to learn more about the many employment opportunities now available at one of Minnesota’s leading digital media technology companies. The Comcast Job Fair will feature one-on-one and group presentations discussing a variety of career opportunities in the fields of customer service, in-home technical service and sales. Comcast representatives will also answer questions about the company’s full range of employee benefits such as comprehensive health care, 401k savings plan, tuition reimbursement, complimentary services, and much more.

Comcast currently has more than 120 open positions to be filled in a variety of departments in the Twin Cities as part of its nationwide commitment to provide an exceptional customer experience. The company announced late last year it will add a total of 400 new customer-facing positions in the Twin Cities by the end of 2016. Comcast is dedicated to making these job opportunities available to military reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners.

Interested applicants should come prepared with questions on what it means to work at Comcast and the variety of available career opportunities with a growing, dynamic company in the field of cutting-edge technology innovation. Comcast’s St. Paul headquarters is directly accessible by Metro Transit. For more details visit www.comcast.com/careers.

WHO:
Members of Comcast Twin Cities Region leadership team
Comcast Twin Cities Human Resources team
Representatives from Comcast Twin Cities work groups
Field service technicians, customer service, sales

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Noon – 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Comcast Twin Cities Headquarters
10 River Park Plaza
St. Paul, Minn. 55107

Comcast Announces New Leaders to its Twin Cities Regional Team

ST. PAUL, MN – January 21, 2016 – Comcast today announced it has added three new members to its Twin Cities Region senior management team, including Sales & Marketing, Engineering and Community Investment. These leaders will oversee operations in Comcast’s Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas and Missouri service areas.

“I’m excited to welcome these new employees to the Twin Cities senior management team,” said Jeff Freyer, Regional Vice President, Comcast Twin Cities. “These leaders will position us well as we continue to deliver the best and most innovative products in the market, improve the customer experience and further our commitment to the community.”

Dan GillanDan Gillan, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Dan Gillan oversees all residential growth opportunities and initiatives for Comcast’s multiple product offerings, including video, high-speed Internet, digital phone, and home security / home management services. With over 15 years in the telecommunications industry, Gillan comes to the Twin Cities from Comcast’s California Region where he most recently served as Director of Retail Sales. In this role, Gillan was directly responsible for more than 500 employees at 44 different locations across the state, in addition to 400 indirect dealer and retail locations. Dan has also held senior leadership positions with other major telecommunications providers, including Cricket, Open Range and AT&T. Gillan holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Kaplan University.

Rachel Williams, Vice President, Engineering

Rachel Williams

As Vice President of Engineering, Rachel Williams is directly responsible for all facets of the Twin Cities Region’s Engineering, Network Maintenance and Construction groups. Williams’ background and experience makes her highly qualified to oversee one of the most sophisticated communications networks in the world. For the last five years, Williams has held leadership positions in the aerospace and defense industry with General Dynamics, most recently as Director for Strategic Initiatives and Services within the company’s Information Technology group. Previously, Williams led a team of more than 440 management and frontline technology professionals as Director of Operations for Verizon in Virginia. Williams holds a doctorate in organization and management with a specialization in leadership from Capella University, and a Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Meredith Moore Crosby, Director, Community Investment

Meredith Moore CrosbyMeredith Moore Crosby joins Comcast as Director of Community Investment. In her role, she will be responsible for strengthening and building on the company’s three strategic areas of local impact: digital literacy, community service and building tomorrow’s leaders. Moore Crosby most recently served with 3M Corporation as Director of Strategic Initiatives for 3Mgives, where her accomplishments included a sevenfold increase in expanding the reach of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects in high-need communities. Moore Crosby also previously worked for McDonald’s Corporation as Director of Global Community Engagement. Moore Crosby has been featured in a variety of publications including Diversity Woman magazine, and recognized as one of the top 30 young leaders by Ebony magazine. She has also been recognized by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as a recipient of the publication’s annual “40 Under 40 Awards.” Moore Crosby holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University and a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University.

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. 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. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About Comcast Cable:
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. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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Comcast Announces 400 New Jobs Coming To St. Paul

Major investment includes expansion of Twin Cities facility

St. Paul, MN– November 16, 2015 – As part of its national commitment to provide an exceptional customer experience, Comcast today announced plans to add 400 new jobs beginning in early 2016 at the company’s regional office in downtown St. Paul.

The new jobs will include additional customer service representatives and managers in Comcast’s existing call center. To accommodate the growth, Comcast’s current 125,000 square-foot Twin Cities regional facility will add an additional 45,000 square-feet of lease space at its 10 River Plaza Park location. The construction will be completed by early 2016.

“Comcast’s decision to add 400 new jobs in St. Paul is tremendous news for Minnesota,” said Governor Mark Dayton. “I congratulate Comcast for its success, and thank the company for its continued commitment to Minnesota.”

Comcast will begin filling open positions in early 2016 and throughout the year. With the addition of these new jobs, the company will employ more than 2,400 individuals across the Twin Cities. Comcast is committed to hiring military reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners for these new roles. Nationally, Comcast is committed to hiring 10,000 reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners by 2017 across all levels of the organization.

“We are excited to further Comcast’s investment in the Twin Cities through the creation of these new jobs,” said Jeff Freyer, Regional Vice President, Comcast Twin Cities. “These jobs will not only make a positive impact in our community, but will also help Comcast deliver a better customer experience here and in communities across the western half of the United States.”

Today’s announcement underscores Comcast’s continued commitment to the Twin Cities where it serves more than 650,000 customers including thousands of local businesses. In 2014, Comcast’s total employee investment including payroll, payroll taxes, benefits, healthcare, training and tuition reimbursement totaled more than $150 million. Since 2007, Comcast has invested more than $550 million in technology and infrastructure into the Twin Cities region. Additionally, last year Comcast contributed more than $580,000 to Twin Cities community organizations and non-profits.

Comcast will begin advertising and posting new positions within the next month. Those interested in employment opportunities will be able to learn more at upcoming area career fairs and are encouraged to review current job profiles and openings at www.jobs.comcast.com, where they can also apply.

The additional jobs in St. Paul are part of Comcast’s multi-year plan to reinvent the customer experience and create a culture focused on exceeding customers’ expectations, at all levels of the company. As part of this customer experience transformation, Comcast plans to add more than 5,500 new customer service positions across the country over the next three years. This commitment also includes major investments in employee training, simplified billing, store renovations and the development of new technologies that will enable customers to more effectively interact with the company on their own schedule.

About Comcast Cable:
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. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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Comcast Increases Internet Speeds At No Additional Cost For Majority Of Customers In West Division

EFFECTIVE IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN TODAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015, CUSTOMERS MUST RESET THEIR MODEMS FOR THE SPEED UPGRADE.

DENVER, CO – October 8, 2015 – Comcast today announced it is increasing Internet speeds with the introduction of a new Performance Pro speed tier of 75 Mbps and Blast! Pro speed tier of 150 Mbps. Customers who subscribe to many popular XFINITY bundles will now receive either Performance Pro, increasing their download speeds from 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps, or Blast! Pro, increasing their speeds from 105 Mbps to 150 Mbps, an increase of nearly 50 percent.

For those subscribing to eligible bundles, the new Performance Pro speeds, or Blast! Pro speed tiers will be available by the end of October. They are available to customers in Houston and Washington effective October 9.

To get the new speeds, customers simply need to re-start their modems. Comcast will also notify customers who may need to upgrade their modems to be able to receive the increased speeds. Eligible customers who lease modems from Comcast will be able to receive upgraded modems at no additional charge. A list of approved modems can be found online at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/.

In addition to increasing speeds for its customers in Arizona, Colorado, Houston, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin, Comcast continues to offer the fastest wireless service. Most XFINITY Internet customers can enjoy complimentary access to more than 11 million XFINITY WiFi hotspots nationwide by selecting “xfinitywifi” from the list of available Wi-Fi networks on their laptops or mobile devices and entering their XFINITY ID or email and password.

Xfinity WiFi hotspots can be found by either downloading the XFINITY WiFi App, available for free on iOS and Android devices, or by visiting the hotspot finder map on www.xfinity.com/wifi. Additionally, Comcast provides consumers with tips on how to create the best in-home Wi-Fi experience, out of home Wi-Fi experience and how to shop safely online.

Comcast has made significant investments in its network over the years, doubling the capacity of its network every 18 months. Additionally, the company has been delivering multi-gig speeds (up to 10 Gbps) to businesses since 2011.

About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses under the Comcast Business brand. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.