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

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

Since 2011, Internet Essentials has Connected 2.4 million Americans, or 600,000 low-income families, to the Internet at Home

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 residents in Miami-Dade County and the cities of Nashville, Philadelphia, and Seattle.  This is the eighth time in five years Comcast has expanded eligibility for Internet Essentials.

Also today, Comcast announced its latest Internet Essentials milestones.  In less than five years, the program has now connected more than 600,000 low-income families, benefitting more than 2.4 million Americans, to the Internet at home.  In fact, 2015 was the program’s single most successful year ever, with a 30 percent increase in enrollments over 2014.

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Press Conference Review: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ by Keisha

The Portokalos clan is back, and with a new addition to boot. Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) are now raising a teenager (Elena Kampouris) who is feeling a little suffocated by her close-knit Greek family. Meanwhile, Toula must deal with aging parents who aren’t on the same page, and the endless needs of the rest of her family pulling her in all directions.

When a shocking family secret comes to light, everyone must come together for an even bigger wedding than before.

I had the opportunity to attend a press conference with the cast of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which is out in theaters this Friday, March 25. Check out the highlights below.

As with the first film, Vardalos wrote the script along with starring and executive producing. The film was directed by Kirk Jones, who also helmed Nanny McPhee and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

Keisha Hatchett
@Keelime_
KeishaHatchett.com