Perkins stewards the company’s public policy initiatives and serves as a key 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 1 million households comprising more than 4 million low-income US citizens, to the internet at home. Through this initiative Perkins helped Comcast connect with more than 9,000 community-based organizations, libraries, school districts, government, agencies, and federal, state, and local elected officials, in order to help close the digital divide.

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