Comcast surprised Swenson Arts and Technology High School student Michele Holland with a $10,000 college scholarship during the company’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program in Harrisburg. In all, Comcast awarded $200,000 to 191 Pennsylvania students, including more than 40 from Philadelphia.
Regular Philadelphia residents aren’t privy to negotiations between the Nutter administration and Comcast over the terms of the hometown media conglomerate’s next 15-year license to sell cable TV services in the city.
The city of Philadelphia is in the midst of negotiations to renew its franchise agreement with cable service provider Comcast and is hosting a series of public forums to obtain community input for the process. Residents are invited to testify about their cable-related needs and interests.
About 200 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families gave the Frankford Boys and Girls Club a major facelift on Saturday as they made physical improvements inside and outside the club as part of Comcast Cares Day, a corporate event coinciding with the annual National Volunteer Month.
A Philadelphia patrol officer assigned to the Northeast was arrested last Thursday for his alleged involvement in a scheme to hack into Comcast’s computer system and solicit fees from cable customers in exchange for adding premium channels to their service or reducing their monthly bills.