The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Comcast as a
finalist in the Community Impact category for the 2017 Tekne Awards,
which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday,
November 15. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals
who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.
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Comcast Corporation is being recognized for its acclaimed Internet
Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive
high-speed Internet adoption program, which has now connected more than
four million low-income Americans, in one million households, to
high-speed Internet service at home.
“Comcast is honored to be recognized as a 2017 Tekne Awards finalist for
our Internet Essentials program,” said J.D. Keller, regional vice
president, Comcast Twin Cities. “Over the past six years we have worked
hard to help bridge the digital divide and bring the power of the
internet to low-income families across our service area, including
nearly 100,000 individuals in the Twin Cities. This recognition
showcases the importance of that work and the ongoing dedication of our
employees and community partners to make certain no one is left behind.”
Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize
Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in
innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A
full list of finalists is available online at http://www.tekneawards.org.
“Each year, MHTA seeks out companies and people leading the way in
innovation in Minnesota,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and
CEO of MHTA. “These advancements are changing the way people all over
the world live and work, and the Tekne Awards recognize those
The 18th annual Tekne Awards will begin at 4:30 p.m. with VIP
registration and reception, followed by general registration and
cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 5:45 p.m. The awards ceremony will
commence at 7 p.m., with a post-event reception at 8:30 p.m. The event
will be emceed by Paul Douglas, author, entrepreneur and meteorologist.
For additional information, or to register for the 2017 Tekne Awards
program, visit http://www.tekneawards.org
or contact Claire Ayling at 952-230-4553 or [email protected].
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. It also provides
wireless and security and automation services to residential customers
under the XFINITY brand. 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
About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling
Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s
technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues
to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization
that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA
members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually
every aspect of technology creation, production, application and
education in Minnesota. Find out more online at http://www.mhta.org
or follow MHTA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MHTA.
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