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TEQ One Mic Stand: Comcast Grant Helps Local Veterans

Interview by Jonathan Kersting

In celebration of National Veterans & Military Families Month, Comcast has awarded $75,000 in grants and 100 laptops to Veterans Leadership Program. VLP is a non-profit that assists veterans with housing, career development, wellness and supportive services.

Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal, steps up to the One Mic Stand to detail the importance of the Veterans Leadership Program. Eggert leads a team that works collaboratively across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership to all aspects of programs and outreach engaging the military and veteran community, including recruiting, hiring and building talent at all levels of the organization.

VLP clients may be eligible for the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible low-income households with a credit up to $30 per month toward their Internet and/or mobile service. Thanks to ACP, eligible Comcast customers can get home Internet through Comcast’s Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus at no cost once the federal credit is applied. Carol Eggert explains more about the collaboration with the Veterans Leadership Program and what benefits it will entail for veterans in need.