Round Table Partner Announcements

This announcements page allows our Corporate and Labor Round Table Members to highlight community events or initiatives their company or organization will spearhead. This message board is to inform our members only.  It does not signify NBCSL’s endorsement of any particular initiative or event. Please click here for the announcement submission guidelines.

Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announce pilot program to close the digital divide for public housing residents in Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Seattle

PHILADELPHIA (March 24, 2016)—Comcast today announced a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative to attack the digital divide for public housing residents. Eligibility for Internet Essentials, Comcast’s acclaimed, high-speed Internet adoption program, will be immediately extended to public housing residentsin Miami-Dade Countyand the cities of Nashville, Philadelphia, and Seattle. This is the eighth time in five years Comcast has expanded eligibility for Internet Essentials.

NBCSL Congratulates Duple Travillion on Becoming 2nd Vice Chair

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) is pleased to congratulate Duple Travillion, Senior State and Local Government Affairs Representative for Federal Express (FedEX),  on his appointment to the Corporate Roundtable’s (CRT) Executive Team as 2nd Vice Chair. Mr. Travillion appointment comes after Marvin Bembry, resigned as 2nd Vice Chair after leaving his position with AbbVie. 

Comcast Extends Internet Essentials Program

Comcast announced that it will extend its Internet Essentials program indefinitely (beyond its initial three year commitment). Internet Essentials is Comcast's national broadband adoption program for low-income families. It provides low-cost broadband service; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in-person.

Experian continues its commitment to financial literacy

More than 20 years ago, Experian became the first national credit reporting company to establish a dedicated consumer education team. Over the ensuing two decades, the company has used creative outreach, combining traditional materials and online technology with powerful partnerships to reach consumers of all ages and economic circumstance with critical financial information, tools and resources. Learn more about Experian's consumer financial education initiatives here.

Drivers Called to Join the "It Can Wait Movement!" Get Involved with "Drive 4 Pledges Day" on September 19th

A movement is accomplished through the voices and actions of many. That is why four national wireless service providers, spearheading the It Can Wait campaign, are urging people to share their commitment to never text and drive with others on Drive 4 Pledges Day, September 19. Aspiring to create a social stigma around this dangerous habit of texting while driving, Drive 4 Pledges Day will focus on getting individuals involved in taking the pledge to never text and drive while encouraging others in their community to do the same. These individuals will join AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc., Verizon, and more than 200 other organizations by sharing their commitment not to text and drive while increasing awareness of the dangers.

To learn more about the It Can Wait campaign and the Drive 4 Pledges Day, please visit

Comcast Introduces First-Of-Its Kind Internet Destination for African American Entertainment, Content Features, and News

Comcast recently announced, a new Internet destination site that brings together a black entertainment content from a variety of sources in one, easy to navigate location. Starting February 1st, Xfinity customers will gain access to special programming celebrating Black History Month available across Xfinity platforms -- TV, On Demand, online and on mobile devices -- recognizing the many contributions of the African-American culture and community to the US. features award-winning movies, TV shows, videos, celebrity interviews, groundbreaking and upcoming actors and directors, behind-the-scenes footage, plus, the latest in entertainment news. For more information, click here.

Verizon Announces $10 Million Award, Seeks Next Generation of Innovators

Verizon has announced a Powerful Answers Award in order to find the next generation of innovators. Verizon is challenging the best minds in the technology industry and beyond to put forth their ideas that deliver powerful answers in the areas of education, health care and sustainability. These global issues can be transformed with wireless, wireline or cloud-based technology. Verizon has the unique combination of networks, technology and people to lead, and more importantly, sustain innovation across the ecosystem, and to help deliver these powerful solutions for each and every consumer and business. To view the complete press release, click here.

Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications: New Reports on Media Measurement and Internet Adoption

In 2010, Time Warner Cable launched its Research Program on Digital Communications to help further scholarship in areas of interest to industry and policymakers. The Research Program engages scholars to increase understanding of the benefits and challenges facing digital technologies in the home, office, classroom and community.

Pfizer, Inc

On June 18, Pfizer, Inc launched, a dedicated website where members of the public are invited to share their stories, access articles and videos, find health information and tools on aging in the US. Visitors will be able to join a conversation about aging – its joys and its challenges – and share it with their friends and family by forwarding a Get Old video, blogging, posting and tweeting.

AT&T Aspire: Supporting Education, People, and Community

In 2008, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation launched AT&T Aspire, which confronts the high school dropout crisis to help ensure students graduate prepared for the future challenges of continuing education and the workforce.  AT&T Aspire is working to help reverse this trend by identifying programs that work and bringing them to scale, as well as supporting the work of educators and helping students get excited about setting and achieving their goals.