Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter through the OMNIA Partners program. 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.
Since August 2011, Internet Essentials from Comcast has connected millions of low-income households to the Internet, most for the very first time. During that period, the program has grown from focusing on bridging the “homework gap” for school-age children to addressing digital equity issues for all Americans. The program offers low-cost, high-speed Internet service, provides access to free digital skills, training in print, online, and in person, and includes the option to purchase a low-cost Internet-ready computer.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business works through a next-generation network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast Business delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV and a full portfolio of Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.
TEA Connect TX Program
OMNIA Partners and Region 4 ESC partner with TEA Connect Texas to provide home-based broadband internet to TX students
Operation Connectivity was formed in May of 2020 as a joint effort between Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Legislature, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), DISD and ESC Region 4 to connect Texas's 5.5 million public school students with an e-learning device and reliable internet connection sufficient for learning.
What is TEA Connect Texas?
TEACT is a statewide, TEA-led initiative to support LEAs that seek to provide home-based broadband internet access to their students.
TEACT facilitates the acquisition of fixed lines through bulk purchase at the State level, taking advantage of discounted rates which Region 4 is negotiating on behalf of Texas school systems
TEACT facilitates the fixed line installation process for LEAs by working as a liaison between the LEAs, the ISPs and eligible families to ensure successful and expedited access to service
TEACT provides a robust implementation and customer support team for LEAs who want to participate in a home-based broadband roll-out program in their district but who may not have the available personnel or resources to administer such a program themselves
In the News
- Operation Connectivity: Initial connectivity guidance for LEAs (SY 2020-2021)
- Texas Education Agency Looks to Secure Multiple ISPs for Connect Texas Program
- Press Release - Eastex Wins TEA Connect Contract
- Comcast and the Texas Education Agency Team Up to Connect Students and Families with Internet Access
- TEA Connect TX Radio Interview - Gaby Rowe, Grow Associates LLC
- TEA Connect TX Radio Interview - Melinda Little, Comcast Internet Essentials