Posted on 12 April 2012.
PHILADELPHIA PA – Comcast Corporation – which supplies entertainment, information and communications products and services to communities across western Montgomery County PA – said Wednesday (April 11, 2012) it was being honored for a sixth consecutive year as one of the top 10 U.S. corporations for doing business with companies owned by military veterans.
A Comcast service truck
The National Veteran-Owned Business Association, which recognizes large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s three million veteran-owned businesses as suppliers, claimed Comcast was among “the best in the U.S. at recognizing how well the military prepares business leaders through teaching leadership, teamwork, resolve, integrity and ingenuity.”
Comcast and its NBCUniversal affiliate last month pledged to hire 1,000 U.S. veterans during the next three years as part of NBC News’ “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative, in which the network has partnered with United States Chamber of Commerce to help get veterans back to work.
Other top 10 companies similarly honored by the association were include Booz Allen Hamilton, DynCorp International, Johnson & Johnson, Life Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Mack Trucks Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Rockwell Collins Inc., and SAIC.
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Posted in Employment, Government, Media, Veterans
Posted on 14 June 2011.
Coming soon in Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick and Pottstown: tech way to keep bad guys at bay
POTTSTOWN PA – Your home television system could soon be part of a home security system, if you’re a customer of Comcast Corp.
Comcast – which provides cable television and other services to homes in Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick and Pottstown under franchise agreements with each municipality – will begin offering home security services using its Xfinity brand name, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Thursday (June 9, 2011).
Like traditional security services, it will feature burglar and fire alarms, and a 24-hour monitoring service, the newspaper said. But it also allows subscribers to get streaming video from wireless cameras they deploy in their home, adjust digital thermostats and turn lights on or off, and get e-mail or text alerts when doors open or close or when motion detectors report activity.
Comcast began offering the service in Houston TX in the middle of last year, according to The Journal, and this week made it available in its Philadelphia, Chattanooga and Nashville TN, Naples and Sarasota FL, and Portland OR markets. The service reportedly is available in most of Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties.
Posted in Entertainment, Law, Security, Technology