Perkins serves as a vital leader for Comcast’s signature community investment program, Internet Essentials. Since he helped launch the program in 2011, nationally, Internet Essentials has connected more than 450,000 low-income families, or 1.8 million Americans, to the Internet. An active member of Comcast’s Internal Diversity Council, Perkins says that cable can better serve diversity by “understanding the difference between ‘intent’ and ‘commitment.’ I am proud of the great strides we’ve made as a company. Our progress is a result of commitment.”

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How can cable better support diversity?

By better understanding the difference between “intent” vs. “commitment”. I am proud of the great strides we’ve made as a company. Intent is nice. Our progress is a result of commitment.

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The X1 platform from Comcast: proving “cable”, “technology”, and “innovation” belong in the same sentence.

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