With more than 1.5 million residential and business customers, Comcast is the largest provider of internet, video and communications services in Washington state. More than 4,700 Comcast employees call Washington home.
We take care of nearly 1 million Wi-Fi hot spots and more than 33,000 miles of fiber and coaxial cable lines built deep into Washington’s urban and rural neighborhoods. Comcast maintains 173 franchises, serving 144 communities across the state. Comcast delivers the fastest speeds to the most homes in the country and has increased speeds 18 times in the last 17 years, now delivering speeds in most of Washington from 10 Mbps up to 2 Gbps for residential customers and up to 10 Gbps for business customers.
In 2017, we gave more than $4.5 million in cash and in-kind services to more than 45 non-profit partners in Washington. Highlights include providing free internet to more than 1,500 schools, and providing $85,000 for high school scholarships. We also connected more than 56,000 low-income households in Washington to our Internet Essentials program that provides internet service for $9.95/month, and a full-service computer and software for $149 total, and free digital literacy training.
Over the past five years, Comcast has invested $482.7M (including $134M in network enhancements & expansion) in expanding and upgrading its network and facilities around the state. We have paid $174.9M in local and state fees and taxes.
Amy Lynch is Regional Vice President of Comcast’s Washington region. In addition to overseeing 2,000 employees, Lynch is responsible for technical operations, engineering, business operations, marketing, external affairs, sales and the overall financial health of the Washington region.
Lynch has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, media and technology industry and has been with Comcast for 15 years. She has been named to Cablefax Magazine’s Top 100 Regional Power Players list for the last eight years and was named one of the San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women.
Most recently, Lynch served as the Vice President of Engineering Operations for Comcast’s West Division, where her portfolio included the design and deployment of next generation network infrastructure. Previously, Lynch served as the Regional Vice President of Technical Operations for the California region, leading her team of more than 2,500 in the successful roll out and support of new products including X1, XFINITY Home Security, cloud-based services and advanced business services.
Lynch is a New England native and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in addition to leadership certificates from Dartmouth, Tuck School of Business and Harvard. Lynch sits on the Washington Roundtable Board of Directors and is an active member of Women in Technology International, Society of Cable Television Engineers and Women in Cable Telecommunications. As an involved member of her community, Lynch has sat on boards inclusive of K-12 and Junior Achievement. She resides in Kirkland, Wash., with her husband.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.
In 2018, Comcast NBCUniversal was ranked #7 on LinkedIn’s annual Top 10 Companies list, and ranked #68 on Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Companies to Work For list. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.