Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Xfinity Watchathon Week is March 25-31.
Comcast invites Xfinity subscribers in the Sewickley area to "binge-watch" this week. As part of Watchathon Week from March 25-31, Xfinity subscribers will have free access to more than 3,500 episodes of series on 30 networks, regardless of subscription level. "Now you can finally cross The Wire off your TV Bucket List! Revisit dear old friends like the ladies of Sex and the City. Or get in on the addictive Homeland!" states the Xfinity blog. Good luck trying to watch it all, according to Xfinity it would take 166 days to watch all of the free content available this week—the equivalent of 5 and a half months. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Comcast offers a program for low-cost monthly Internet access and a computer for under $150.
Families with at least one child receiving free or reduced price school lunch are eligible for a Comcast program that provides broadband Internet access for less than $10 a month. The program potentially affects some Quaker Valley households. Last year, about 10 percent of the student population receive free or reduced lunch, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Comcast program, Internet Essentials, is in its second year and is part of a larger, industry-wide effort to increase high-speed Internet access among low-income families. "A digital divide exists, and low-income families who don't have Internet access at home are being left behind," said Alisha Martin, a Comcast spokeswoman. "So, the Internet Essentials …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The company signed up 41,000 families in five months and is looking to offer more services.
Comcast’s new Internet access program, which is designed to offer affordable Internet to low-income families, is expanding. The company has signed up 41,000 households in the first five months of the program. David Cohen, Comcast’s executive vice president, announced Tuesday that the company was expanding the $9.95 “Internet Essentials” plan to families of children on reduced school lunches. The plan previously targeted only children who were on free school lunch plans. He estimated that the expanded plan would increase the reach of the program by about 10 percent to nearly 3.2 million families in Comcast’s coverage area. “It is impossible for me to overstate the huge amount of work … to make this program operational,” Cohen said of the …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Family and friends can view the greetings for free.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Comcast Corp. is offering Troop Greetings On Demand for the eighth consecutive year at no additional cost to its Xfinity TV customers through the end of January 2012. Troop Greetings On Demand delivers special holiday greetings from military personnel stationed overseas to their loved ones back home to watch as often as they wish. The greetings are now accessible under the “Get Local” folder in Comcast’s signature On Demand menu. The greetings are available online at http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/playlist/Comcast/2174078353/. “This special time of year is about family, friends and good will in the community, and we are proud to use our On Demand technology to bring holiday greetings from our troops overseas to their loved ones back …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Filming took place Friday for a borough holiday promo in Sewickley.
There was more than one major production being shot in Sewickley on Friday. While much of the attention was on Tom Cruise’s latest production shooting exterior shots at the former Sewickley Country Inn -- now the fictional Three Rivers Motel, Jim Price, president of the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce and Sewickley Mayor Brian Jeffe were shooting a promo for Sewickley's upcoming Light Up Night. The celebration runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2. The promo will not only provide details of the month long Yuletide in the Village event, but also feature images of previous Yuletide events. The promo is being produced by Singing Cowboy productions and will be featured on Sewickley Borough’s public access cable channel (PEG-TV). The channel is …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
One of the goals of Internet Essentials is to help close the digital divide that separates American families, Comcast says.
Comcast Corp. this week launched Internet Essentials, what is calls “an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption experiment” — providing monthly Internet access for $9.95 for qualifying families. According to a release, it’s the first program to address three of the primary barriers to broadband adoption that research has identified: 1. A lack of understanding of how the Internet is relevant and useful 2. The cost of a home computer, and 3. The cost of Internet service. Available to low-income families in the Pittsburgh area with children who are eligible to receive free lunches under the National School Lunch Program, the goal of Internet Essentials is to help close the digital divide and ensure more Americans benefit from all the …