Recently I attended an event held by Comcast California. During the event we learned a lot about what Comcast is doing for the hispanic community and got an in-person experience on how the Xfinity X1 communicates with users— both in English and in Spanish.

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With Xfinity X1 users can speak to the remote and easily switch between the Spanish and English language. They can also search through the database of movies and TV shows by simply saying the title, actor/actresses, and sports teams. So if there was a movie you couldn’t remember the title to, but knew the actor, you could just say their name and the entire list of their movies would pop up for you to select.

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But what really makes me appreciate Comcast, is the fact they are heavily placing their footprint in the Hispanic communities by helping families where we need them the most— to better advance our education and workplace. Being a Latina myself, I know the struggles many of us face. I was so impressed and proud to learn their efforts to make advancements to help our youth.

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Through Internet Essentials, Comcast has invested more than $300 million in cash and in-kind support to help fund digital literacy and readiness training and education, reaching 4.4 million people through national and local non-profit community partners.

Comcast’s Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income households. It provides low-cost Internet service for $9.95 a month; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for less than $150; and access to free digital literacy training available in print, online, and in person. You can learn more about this program by visiting: www.internetessentials.com.

I am so thankful I had the opportunity to meet some of the Hispanic people behind Comcast California and learn about the initiative that’s taking place. Can’t wait to share more with you as the progress happens.

 

*Huge thanks to Comcast for sponsoring the event and post. All opinions are my own.