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Comcast Corporation
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Type Public
Industry Communications
Country United States
Multinational Yes
Official website
Twitter (@Comcast)
COVID-19 webpage
English Wikipedia article

Comcast Corporation is an international communications conglomerate based in the United States. Its services and companies include NBC, Quil, Sky, Universal Parks & Resorts, Universal Pictures, and Xfinity.

COVID-19 response

  • Encouraging: Quil launched a COVID-19 preparedness tool within its platform.[1]
  • Encouraging 14 March 2020 (WHO.svg+3 dayssrc): Temporarily closed Universal Studio Tour, located in the Los Angeles area.[2]
  • Encouraging 16 March 2020 (WHO.svg+5 dayssrc): Temporarily closed Universal Orlando Resort.[2]
  • Encouraging 24 March 2020 (WHO.svg+13 dayssrc): Announced plans to delay film distributions.[3]

Consumers

  • Complicated 12 March 2020 (WHO.svg+1 dayssrc): Increased speed caps for customers on its Internet Essentials program.[4]
  • 18 March 2020 (7 days since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic):
    • Encouraging: Announced plans to offer free mobile hotspot access for public use for 60 days.[5]
    • Complicated: Removing data caps on internet plans for 60 days.[5]
    • Encouraging: Fees related to disconnected service and late payments will be waived for customers who contact Comcast during the 60-day period.[5]

Employees

News articles

References

  1. "The Covid-19 pandemic forces Comcast's health tech startup to adapt". STAT. 2020-04-06. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bary, Emily. "Comcast in the age of COVID-19: Internet service is holding up, but everything else is worrisome". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  3. "Comcast shuts theme parks, delays film distribution due to COVID-19". Reuters. 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  4. "AT&T and Comcast improve internet access in response to COVID-19". Engadget. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Lanich, Carley. "Comcast, Spectrum offer free internet for 60 days to assist during COVID-19 pandemic". The Northwest Indiana Times. Retrieved 2020-04-13.