Comcast is deeply committed to Washington, where our thousands of employees serve more than 1.7 million residential and business customers throughout the company’s state footprint.
Comcast is Washington’s leading provider of media and technology that connects people and businesses to resources and moments that matter. We deliver residential services like Video, broadband Internet, Mobile, Streaming, Entertainment and more through our Xfinity brand. As the state’s leading provider of high-speed internet, customers also have access to the best home WiFi experience in the country, Xfinity xFi. This state-of-the-art WiFi technology offers advanced speed, coverage, and full customized control over your home WiFi network.
Our Comcast Business team offers a suite of Connectivity, Communications, Networking, Cybersecurity, Wireless, and Managed Solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Comcast Business is the largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and a leading service provider to the Enterprise market. To learn more about where we offer business solutions across the state please visit our Washington state Comcast Business directory.
Comcast has invested $1B in technology and infrastructure investments in Washington during the last three years, including expansion and upgrades to our network. As a result, more than 2.8 million Washington homes and businesses have access to Xfinity and Comcast Business products and services, and 100 percent of those homes and businesses have access to speeds of 1.2 gigs or more from our network. We also operate nearly 90,000 public Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots that are available to Comcast customers statewide.
While we are one of the state’s largest employers supporting communities both big and small, the company has quietly become one of the region’s leading corporate philanthropists.
Since 2019 we have invested $10.6 million in cash and in-kind contributions to 123 non-profit organizations in Washington, including ACRS, El Centro de la Raza, Family Promise, Evergreen Goodwill and Boys & Girls Clubs. You can learn more about this work by visiting our Community Investment and Digital Equity webpages. e
Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected 160,000 Washington homes to the internet since 2011, many of them for the first time. More than half of those connected households include a student, 27% include someone who lives with a disability, 22% include a senior, and 4% include a veteran. Internet Essentials is available to any individual or household who qualifies for the Federal Government’s Affordable Connectivity program or other low-income subsidies or support programs. All qualifying residents in Comcast service areas have access to Internet Essentials Plus — which includes 100 Mbps download speeds, a cable modem, and a WiFi router — effectively for free after the government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) credit is applied. For information is available at our Digital Equity webpage.
Rodrigo Lopez is the Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Washington region. In addition to employees, he is responsible for technical operations, engineering, business operations, marketing, external affairs, sales and the overall financial health of the Washington region. Lopez has nearly 30 years of leadership experience with Comcast. He has been named to Cablefax Magazine’s Top 100 Regional Power Players, and he has been named one of the most influential minority executives in the industry.
Before this role, Lopez was the Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Oregon and South West Washington Region, where he was responsible for managing 1,600 employees and overseeing the wellbeing of more than 600,000 customers. He held this leadership role for seven years. During that time he was able to change the culture of the Oregon and South West Washington market by creating a renewed focus on customers and accountability for putting them first.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.