***MEDIA ADVISORY***FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018***
FIRST-EVER COMPUTER LAB FOR VETERAN COMMUNITY OPENS
Conference center with e-learning capabilities provides access to all
Combined Arms partner organizations
WHAT: Comcast has partnered with Lone Star Veterans Association to officially open the first-ever computer lab for the veteran community in Houston. 20 new computers and video conferencing equipment will expand the reach and access of veteran organizations to educational resources and in conducting professional development training.
Comcast will also announce their Founding Partnership with Bunker Labs that will bring more programming to veteran entrepreneurs in the Houston community to increase their access to startup resources and an ecosystem of other entrepreneurs.
Earlier this year, Comcast announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, which is the largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income families in the U.S. The company also announced it had significantly expand eligibility – for the eleventh time in seven years – to low-income veterans, nearly one million of whom live within the Comcast footprint.
WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Networking
6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting and Remarks
6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Pitch Practice with the WeWork Veterans in Residence entrepreneurs
WHERE: Combined Arms
2929 McKinney St., Suite #A, Houston, TX 77003
WHO: Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal
Kevin Doffing, CEO of Lone Star Veterans Association
Ray Purser, Vice President of External Affairs, Comcast
Lone Star Veterans Association board members
More than 50 Veteran Entrepreneurs
CONTACT: Michael Bybee