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Downtown Artist & Label Services Sets Its Sights on Musica Mexicana; Signs Beto Vega, Expands partnership with Kartel Music to Deliver a #1 Spotify Global Debut and Grows team in Mexico

Downtown Music Holdings

Achieving a 65% increase in Musica Mexicana and Latin Hip Hop genre music in its catalog, Downtown Artist & Label Services continues to set its sights on rapid expansion in the market. This is evident through the team’s recent signing of renowned singer/songwriter, Beto Vega and its expanded partnership with powerhouse record label, Kartel Music. The company has also seen a significant growth of staff in the region over the last two years, including the promotion of Daniela Gutiérrez to Senior Marketing Manager and the hiring of Lorena Cabral as Senior Manager, A&R for Mexico. Nominated in 2018 for Best Regional Mexican Music Album at the Latin Grammy Awards for 'Volveré A Ser El Rey', acclaimed singer/songwriter Beto Vega will benefit from Downtown Artist & Label Services’ bespoke global distribution and marketing offering. The multi-million streamed artist behind popular collaboration ‘Me Dicen Nini’ with Markitos Toys will also utilize the company’s catalog management and full-service campaigns for future releases, including forthcoming track, “Los Brothers” with Edgardo Nuñez. Establishing itself as a market leader within the territory, Downtown Artist & Label Services has seen a wealth of success and high-profile signings in Musica Mexicana over the last few years. Most notably, the last 12 months of Musica Mexicana tagged songs in Downtown’s catalog increased in streams by 65%, with an average of over 200 million daily streams, which includes YouTube views, of those genres. With longstanding clients, Alzada Music - home to the late Lefty SM, Yoss Bones, Neto Peña, Tose One and Zxmyr - Delux Music Group (Daniel Garcia and Erick B) and Master Q (Los Tucanes de Tijuana), already part of its noteworthy roster, the company recently drove exceptional campaign results for renowned record label, Kartel Music, whose client, top-selling musician and composer, Luis R. Conriquez, hit #1 on Spotify’s Top Albums Debut with album Corridos Bélicos, Vol. IV. The album also became the highest-charting new release on the Billboard 200 of the week. Carlos Santos, Label Manager of Kartel Music comments, “The industry vets at Downtown have been a great team for us to distribute and market our artists' music, and we’re always happy to work with them. The work they have done for projects like Luis R. Conriquez makes us feel comfortable and confident in their skills - we always feel prepared, and know that while working with them, we're always ready for what's next.” As Downtown Artist & Label Services continues to expand and serve on the frontlines of the Musica Mexicana movement, the company has seen significant growth across its local workforce. Joining the company as Senior Manager, A&R for the territory is Monterrey-based Lorena Cabral, who will be leading efforts on the ground to develop emerging and established talent, beginning with the signing of Beto Vega. Cabral reports directly to Global Vice President of A&R, Bryan Mooney. Cabral joins Daniella Gutiérrez - who was recently promoted to Senior Marketing Manager for the region - reporting to the VP of Marketing, Geoff Halliday. Also joining the local workforce are Yusim Aladro and Frida Bolio, who are Latin Project Manager and Regional Account Manager respectively, both based in Mexico City. President of Downtown Artist & Label Services, Ben Patterson comments, ‘I'm passionate about Downtown's all-hands focus on Musica Mexicana. With Ray and Daniela receiving additional support from Lorena, Yusim and Frida, we were able to kick start 2024 with an explosive release of Luis R. Conriquez's Corridos Belicos IV via Kartel Music that was the highest charting new release on the Billboard 200. With our team expanding and continued worldwide investment in our artist services we're able to give new signings like Beto Vega a global team that champions and supports his creative vision." About Downtown Music Holdings & Downtown Artist & Label Services Downtown Music Holdings is the world's leading music services company with over 2 million clients from 145 countries representing a catalog of over 38 million music assets in a wide variety of genres and languages. Downtown's technology and service offerings support creators and businesses in all facets of the music industry including music creation, distribution, publishing, marketing, royalty collection, financing, accounting and payment services. Downtown Artist & Label Services offer white-glove music distribution services, digital retail promotion and ad strategy, strategic marketing solutions, project management and funding to entrepreneurial artists, labels, and their partners. With an innate talent for forecasting the next big moment in music, the company continues to remain on the forefront of exploding genres such as Musica Mexicana, and LoFi, and as a preferred choice for top artists and labels over the major label system. Contact Details Kite Hill PR Company Website

March 26, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NAVEX 2024 Global Incident Management Benchmark Study Reveals Significant Third-Party Reporting to Companies

NAVEX Global

NAVEX, the global leader in integrated risk and compliance management software, has released its 2024 Whistleblowing & Incident Management Benchmark Report. The annual benchmark report offers valuable insights into workplace culture, analyzing trends from 1.86 million global reports spanning thousands of organizations that together employ more than 50 million employees. Amid a record number of tips to the SEC and a burgeoning DOJ whistleblowing program, NAVEX’s comprehensive analysis sheds a critical light on the state of workplace environments worldwide, guiding organizations toward program improvement. "NAVEX remains the gold standard in risk and compliance data analytics, continually innovating our benchmarks to enhance corporate compliance programs and offer business leaders insights into the trending risk areas for their organizations," says NAVEX Chief Risk and Compliance Officer Carrie Penman. "This year's report introduces crucial third-party reporting insights, highlighting an organization’s need to adopt internal and external reporting avenues to bolster integrity, foster accountability and equip the organization to tackle emerging challenges effectively.” This year’s analysis of the data revealed several key themes and notable findings, including: Report volume and case substantiation reach milestones. Internal reporting programs saw a record level of use as measured by NAVEX’s Reports per 100 Employees metric. In addition, the Substantiation Rate metric reached an all-time high, meaning more reports were received and more were found to be true. Report volume, and the substantiation rates of the reports received, are two of the most highly watched metrics in the annual NAVEX publication. To see both reach the highest levels ever is good news. For those with trusted and effective internal reporting programs, this added up to greater visibility into the trends of risk, ethics and culture playing out in their organizations’ operations – real-time intelligence to inform business decision-making. In 2023, organizations received a median 1.57 Reports per 100 Employees across their internal reporting systems, exceeding the previous record of 1.47 set in 2022. More organizations (23%) received five or more Reports per 100 Employees, making this population the largest in the NAVEX data set. And while year-over-year values fluctuated, every size of organization – from the smallest companies to enterprises with over 100,000 employees – has seen report volumes rise comparing 2021 and 2023. At 45%, the overall median share of substantiated or founded reports in 2023 reached an 11-year high. Third parties more likely to report business integrity and financial misconduct issues. In a first for this report, NAVEX analyzed its database by both employees and third-party reporters. Its analysis shows these two groups are distinct across several metrics, highlighting the insight organizations see by promoting their reporting programs internally and externally. Third parties as a group delivered a far greater median share of reports related to Business Integrity matters than employees in 2023 (50% versus 17%). Encompassing topics like conflicts of interest, vendor issues, fraud, global trade and human rights, this category of issues can manifest in various elements of a supply chain. Third-party reporters also showed twice the median share of Accounting, Auditing & Financial Reporting reports as employees in 2023 (10% versus 4.5%). Story emerging on accounting-related reporting – internally and externally. Accounting-related reports -- while lower in overall percentage of reports received internally by organizations at a median of 4.3.% in 2023 -- often receive an outsized share of attention due to potential for regulatory action and the well-publicized bounty program offered by the SEC and its Office of the Whistleblower. The SEC's program is witnessing unprecedented growth in tips and generously rewarding valuable information. Now, the U.S. Department of Justice is launching a similar initiative. Specifically, reports related to Accounting, Auditing, and Financial reporting: Showed the longest time between when an incident was observed and when it was reported to the organization By a large margin, were least likely to be reported anonymously Comprised an outsized share of cases for organizations that receive very few Reports per 100 Employees – meaning while these organizations received well below the benchmark number of reports, they had a much more significant percentage of accounting-related reports Experienced the longest time to investigate and close the case Had among the highest median Substantiation Rates, at 50% Were most likely to cause an employment separation event as a result of a substantiated case Accounted for twice as many of the reports submitted by third parties than those submitted by employees Small increase in report volume shows big payoff in healthy report mix. A diverse array of topics, inquiries, and allegations in internal reporting indicates a robust program. NAVEX’s findings reveal that even minor efforts to promote internal reporting significantly improve the mix of report types received. For instance, in organizations with the lowest report volume, only 8.7% of reports pertain to HR, Diversity, and Workplace Respect. However, in the next tier, this proportion jumps to 36.3%. This trend persists across different report volumes, emphasizing the importance of fostering a reporting culture. A varied mix of report types signifies trust in internal reporting to address a broad spectrum of issues. Even a slight increase from minimal reporting yields a more comprehensive and insightful flow of reports. "With NAVEX's integrated data platform, companies gain unparalleled risk signal data that empowers them to foster healthier workplace cultures, helping them achieve outcomes that matter most,” explains NAVEX Chief Product Officer A.G. Lambert. "Data isn't just numbers; it's the compass guiding organizations toward success and ensuring they stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of risk and compliance." Additional notable findings include: Workplace behaviors and discord were clearly visible in the data as more organizations return to office environments. As is always the case in these reports, workplace behaviors and other human resources related matters are by far the highest percentage of reports received by organizations. Workplace Civility matters continued to increase in prominence in 2023, representing a median of 18% of reports and the highest median reporting rate in 2023. This was followed by Discrimination, at a median 12%, Harassment, at a median 7.1%, then Retaliation at a median of 2.0%. The HR, Diversity and Workplace Respect category overall has seen a multi-year increase in its median share of all reports (from 50% in 2021 to 55% in 2023). These figures underscore the growing importance of fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment. Highlighting the seriousness with which organizations are taking reports received, more substantiated reports (18%) resulted in separation from employment in 2023, up significantly from 14% in 2022 and 12% in 2021. The share of reports resulting in no action – effectively the opposite end of the outcome spectrum – fell from 17% in 2022 to 14% in 2023. Nearly nine out of 10 reports of Imminent Threat to a Person, Animals or Property were substantiated in 2023 highlighting the importance that reporters possess the training, knowledge, tools and trust that promote rapid reporting of dangerous issues. This need is made even greater by a new California workplace violence prevention law expected to take effect this year that includes requirements for reporting, incident management and training around this issue. For more insights on the 2024 Whistleblowing & Incident Management Benchmark Report, join Jane Norberg, Arnold & Porter partner and former chief of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, Keith Thomas, FedEx corporate integrity & compliance lead counsel, Carrie Penman, NAVEX chief risk & compliance officer, and Anders Olsen, NAVEX senior data scientist, for an informative webinar where they will discuss the results of this year’s analysis in detail. Watch the webinar here. NAVEX is trusted by thousands of customers worldwide to help them achieve the business outcomes that matter most. As the global leader in integrated risk and compliance management software and services, we deliver solutions through the NAVEX One platform, the industry’s most comprehensive governance, risk and compliance (GRC) information system. For more information, visit and our blog. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Contact Details Navex Global Company Website

March 26, 2024 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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MamaMia Magic LLC Partners with Local Charities to Bring Magic to Children in Need

Rev Up Marketers

MamaMia Magic LLC, an entertainment company providing clowns and magician party hire services for parties in South Florida, proudly declares its alliance with local charities to bring the joy of magic to children facing adversity. The innovative initiative reflects MamaMia Magic LLC's commitment to positively impacting the community while spreading happiness through entertainment. MamaMia Magic LLC is committed to fabricating unforgettable experiences for its patrons through mesmerizing magic shows, hilarious clown performances, and interactive party entertainment. The platform is now taking its mission further by collaborating with charitable organizations to extend its magical services to children who might not otherwise experience such joyous instants. The Way Forward The approach involves MamaMia Magic LLC collaborating with select philanthropies serving underprivileged children, including those contending with illness, homelessness, or alternative strenuous situations. Jointly, they will organize special sorcery-themed events, celebrations, and interactive sessions tailored to the needs and fascinations of the youngsters. A pivotal aspect of this endeavor is the emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility. MamaMia Magic LLC is committed to guaranteeing that all children, regardless of their ancestries or circumstances, have the opportunity to partake and relish the magic. The enterprise shall labor meticulously with its philanthropic partners to accommodate any ad hoc requests and ensure every child feels accepted and engaged. By collaborating with local charities, the company strives to connect with those encountering difficulties and add a sprinkle of magic to their lives. In addition to providing entertainment for children's events and clowns for birthday parties organized by the charities, MamaMia Magic LLC will offer discounted or complimentary services for selected fundraising events and initiatives. The endorsement will help the charities raise funds and elevate awareness for their causes while spreading joy and optimism within the community. Giving Back to the Community The partnership between MamaMia Magic LLC and indigenous charities underscores the company's broader commitment to corporate social responsibility and community engagement. By leveraging its expertise in entertainment and event planning, MamaMia Magic LLC aspires to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families across South Florida. The magic-themed events and activities organized through the partnership will not only bring smiles to the children's faces but also provide them with opportunities for laughter, creativity, and self-expression. MamaMia Magic LLC hopes to inspire and elevate children grappling with adversities by demonstrating that magic can be found in the simplest instants. As a fragment of its pledge to clarity and accountability, MamaMia Magic LLC will periodically update its patrons, partners, and the community regarding the advancement and impact of its coalition with local charities. The company encourages individuals and organizations to join them in supporting these initiatives and diffusing the enchantment of kindness and empathy. About MamaMia Magic LLC MamaMia Magic LLC, an entertainment company based in South Florida, specializes in magician party hire and clown services. With a commitment to providing high-quality, memorable experiences for parties and events, MamaMia Magic LLC offers customized performances and interactive experiences. Their professional entertainers ensure a magical and engaging experience for guests of all ages. For media enquiries or further information, please contact or visit Contact Details MamaMia Magic LLC Jaime Arana +1 786-769-3385 Company Website

March 23, 2024 03:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Brooks Koepka 2024 US Masters Odds and Predictions

Acroud Media

The US Masters is fast approaching as the best golfers in the world head to the Augusta National golf course. Catch the event from April 11th-14th and see who will claim the title and the illustrious green jacket. We have been looking at all of the latest odds and predictions ahead of the 2024 edition of the event, focusing particularly on Brooks Koepka. Brooks Koepka US Masters Odds and Predictions After a 2023 Masters performance that did not end as Koepka and the rest of the world watching on would have expected, the American is back to tear up the course once again and claim his year-overdue title of Masters champion. Heading into the final day four strokes ahead, Koepka looked certain for the green jacket and the title as he entered the last day four strokes ahead. A disappointing performance resulted in eventual Champion Jon Rahm snatching the green jacket from his grasp as the 33-year-old had to settle for T2 alongside American Phil Mickelson. Check out the best betting offers with bet365 for the US Masters here. Back determined to make this his Masters winning year, you can find all of the latest odds below. So Far in 2024 So far this year, Koepka has recorded T5 and T12 finishes in two LIV Golf events. According to the official world golf rankings, the 33-year-old finds himself ranked world number 30 heading into this year's US Masters tournament. 2023 Season Results After signing for LIV Golf back in June 2022, the former world number 1 had a positive 2023 season that saw him win a major and come close to winning the Masters. Koepka won the PGA Championship title and finished tied in second place with fellow American Phil Mickelson at the Masters. He also had a strong first outing in the LIV Golf events, where his best results saw him win two tournaments and finish 3rd in two more. Past 10 Results 23/24 Contact Details Acroud Media

March 23, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Revolutionizing Cinema: SportsQuest and Huayi Cinemas Merger Sparks Excitement


In the landscape of penny stocks, one company has recently caught the attention of investors with its ambitious merger plans and strategic partnership in the burgeoning Chinese AI cinema industry. SportsQuest, Inc. (OTC: SPQS) has set its sights on a transformative merger with a leading Chinese AI theatre company, Shenzhen Huayi Excellent Cinemas Co., Ltd. (Huayi), marking a significant move towards reshaping the entertainment sector. Merger Announcement and Strategic Partnership The journey began in February 2024 when SportsQuest announced its intention to merge with Huayi, a pioneering force in the Chinese cinema industry known for its advanced AI technology and innovative approach to cinema management. The merger announcement highlighted Huayi's impressive track record in cinema operations, boasting a capitalization of $100 million in China and a visionary leadership team with over two decades of experience in movies and cultural development projects. The merger process, outlined in a supplemental filing, emphasized the commitment of both parties to ensure a seamless transition, including compliance with merger laws. SportsQuest, Inc. expressed its dedication to supporting the merger process and outlined plans for corporate restructuring, including the appointment of new officers and directors and a corporate name change to better reflect its expanded activities. As part of the merger process, SportsQuest and Huayi launched a new investor relations website,, providing shareholders and followers with comprehensive insights into the strategic partnership. The Huayi Cinemas Advantage Huayi Cinemas, headquartered in Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, is a trailblazer in the cinema industry, leading the chain operation of movie theaters with its cutting-edge AI technology. Huayi's core competitive advantage lies in its digital intelligent system technology, which drives efficient cinema management through its "Thousands of Cities, Ten Thousands of Cinemas" large-scale model. By accurately managing resources and data traffic, Huayi achieves seamless operations, positioning itself as a visionary leader in the industry. With a commitment to innovation, Huayi offers a diverse range of products and services tailored to enhance the movie-watching experience. Its Huayi Cinema Chain is renowned for high-quality screenings, offering comfortable seating, advanced equipment, and high-quality services. Additionally, Huayi utilizes AI technology to provide personalized services, optimize marketing strategies, and enhance audience engagement. Huayi's innovation extends to its Huayi Cinema Robot, equipped with digital AI intelligent system technology, enabling automated theater operations and enhancing efficiency. Moreover, Huayi Scent Movie represents an innovative form of movie experience, allowing audiences to experience scents corresponding to on-screen scenes, enriching the viewing experience. Currently operating 12 theaters across major Chinese cities, Huayi is poised for further expansion, with plans to acquire 50 cinemas by the end of 2024 and reach 500 cinemas by 2028. With a dedicated workforce of 139 employees, Huayi is committed to advancing the film industry through innovation and technology, reshaping the future of cinema. Formalization of the Merger As the merger progresses, SportsQuest, Inc. (OTC: SPQS) announced the formalization of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to comply with China's regulatory requirements on March 21. The SPV, designed to isolate risk and facilitate non-dilutive investment, represents a crucial step towards realizing the full potential of the merger. With both parties committed to leveraging AI technologies to enhance the cinema experience, the merger promises to deliver innovative solutions and drive market growth. Future Prospects As SPQS prepares for its role as the parent company of Huayi Cinemas, the company is poised to capitalize on the burgeoning AI cinema market in China and beyond. SportsQuest and Huayi Cinemas are poised to reshape the future of cinema through technological innovation and strategic partnerships. The potential of SportsQuest, Inc. (OTC: SPQS) lies in its ambitious merger with Huayi Cinemas, a Chinese AI theatre company. With a shared vision for leveraging AI technologies to revolutionize the cinema experience, the merger represents a significant opportunity for growth and innovation in the entertainment sector. Investors keen on tapping into the evolving landscape of AI-driven entertainment may find SportsQuest, Inc. an intriguing prospect in the penny stock market. 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March 22, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Vobile CEO Yangbin Wang discusses revolutionizing IP and monetizing content in the digital age

Vobile Group Ltd

Vobile Group Ltd (OTCQX:VOBIF, HKG:3738) CEO Yangbin Wang tells Stephen Gunnion how the Software as a Service (SaaS) company is embracing AI as it provides intellectual property (IP) protection and content monetization solutions for the media industry, including major studios, TV networks, and sports leagues. Since its inception in 2005, coinciding with the rise of YouTube and affordable streaming, Vobile has addressed the dual challenge of enabling content sharing while combating piracy. The company developed Video DNA fingerprinting technology, an early application of AI for content tracking rather than generation, and later introduced watermarking technology. This suite of tools aids content owners in managing and monetizing their digital media across the internet. Wang highlights the vast market potential for Vobile's services, emphasizing the central role of IP in generating value within the media and entertainment sectors. With a client base comprising Hollywood studios and major media companies, Vobile stands as the largest provider in its niche. The company's expansion into the Asian market post-IPO on the Hong Kong mainboard has balanced its revenue sources between Asia and its US home base, where it trades on the OTCQX to make its stock available to US investors. Wang envisions leveraging AI to enhance the value of creative content further, viewing technological advances as tools that democratize content creation and distribution, thus potentially expanding Vobile's market. Contact Details Proactive North America Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158

March 21, 2024 11:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Twin Cities

Comcast has announced the promotion of four new leaders in its Midwest Region: Karly Baraga Werner, Vice President of External Affairs, Rob Patterson, Vice President of Comcast Business, Robin Perman, Vice President of Customer Experience and Human Resources, and Megan Mason, Vice President of Finance and Business Operations. “I am excited to welcome these four talented executives into the Comcast Midwest leadership team,” said Kalyn Hove, Senior Vice President, Comcast Midwest Region. “Their combined experience within the company will be invaluable as we continue to expand our services across the Midwest Region and connect our customers to what matters most. These leaders represent the commitment and investment Comcast makes in the development and advancement of our people and women in leadership.” These leadership promotions bring together nearly 45 years of collective experience working with customers, businesses, community partners, and colleagues across the company to Comcast’s Midwest Region. Karly Baraga Werner moves into the role of Vice President of External Affairs from her previous position as the Midwest Region’s Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Karly will be responsible for shaping and promoting the Comcast brand while fostering relationships in the communities the company serves. Karly joined Comcast and the Midwest Region in 2012. Prior to joining Comcast, Karly worked in private practice, serving as legal counsel to telecommunications companies for nearly a decade. Rob Patterson is a seasoned sales leader with experience leading Enterprise Sales teams in two large markets. In his new role as Vice President, Comcast Business, Rob will lead, manage and develop the Midwest’s Comcast Business team to achieve sales, revenue and P&L objectives. In addition, he will be responsible for creating and maintaining a best-in-class employee and customer experience. He was previously Senior Director, Comcast Business, in the Florida Region. He joined Comcast in 2014 in the Indianapolis market as an Enterprise Sales Manager. Vice President of Customer Experience and Human Resources, Robin Perman was promoted from Senior Director of Human Resources in Comcast’s West Division. In this new role, Robin will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources, Environmental Health & Safety, Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, and Customer Experience. Robin has been with Comcast since 2017. Megan Mason joins the Midwest Region as Vice President of Finance and Business Operations. In this position, she will support financial planning and analysis, capital management, project management, supply chain operations, and risk assurance. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Finance supporting network expansion for the West Division and led Finance for the former Oregon/SW Washington Region. Previously, she held Director and Senior Director positions for the West Division, Midwest and Mountain West Regions. Megan has more than 15 years of experience in the telecom industry. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit for more information. Contact Details Comcast Corporation Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 Company Website

March 21, 2024 07:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Comcast Continues Major Fiber Network Expansion in Texas

Comcast Texas

Comcast announced today it will continue to significantly expand its next-generation Xfinity network across several southeast Texas counties in 2024. The media and technology company will invest more than $265 million to install more than one thousand miles of new fiber-rich highways that will reach more than 100,000 homes and businesses by the end of this year. The planned expansions add to Comcast’s ongoing $3 billion investment in Texas over the last three years. Comcast’s fiber network expansion in 2024 will begin in the cities of Conroe, Montgomery, Hempstead, Porter, Navasota and Cleveland. Construction will also continue in other communities that have ongoing network infrastructure projects in the Houston area. Conroe, parts of which already have access to Xfinity and Comcast Business services, will be the largest expansion area of the year — reaching approximately 20,000 additional homes and businesses. These locations will have the foundational next-generation network in place to begin deploying DOCSIS 4.0, setting the stage for the introduction of new symmetrical multi-gigabit Internet options. “Reliable high-speed internet is essential in today’s digital economy, which is why Comcast continues its commitment to connect more southeast Texas families and businesses to the moments that matter most,” said Jose Espinel, Comcast Texas’ Regional Senior Vice President. “We are expanding our fiber highways in Montgomery, Waller, Grimes and Liberty counties, strategically investing in areas undergoing significant growth. By establishing the best broadband infrastructure today, we are securing the economic prosperity of these communities for tomorrow.” Comcast’s commitment to new communities goes beyond the build-- addressing digital opportunities in communities through Project UP, the company’s $1 billion dollar commitment to help tens of millions of people connect to the Internet and build futures of unlimited possibilities. Last year, Comcast Texas invested more than one million dollars to help local community organizations provide hands on digital skills training, offer workforce development/readiness workshops and other tech education to students, adults and people with disabilities. The funding also supports ongoing efforts to build awareness about affordable connectivity services like Internet Essentials, which offers eligible households high-speed internet for $9.95/month or Internet Essentials Plus for $29.95/month. Affordable computers are also available through Internet Essentials. For more construction details and updates, visit Powered by Xfinity Comcast’s network and Internet experience are powering homes today and into the future. Ultimate Capacity: Xfinity customers connect more than 1 billion devices across the company’s network annually. With the next-generation Xfinity gateways we deliver the most advanced WiFi technology carrying three times more bandwidth to power streaming, gaming, videoconferencing, and more, simultaneously. Fastest Internet: More than a third of Xfinity Internet customers subscribe to gigabit speed products. Recently Comcast connected the first customers in the world to a DOCSIS 4.0 connection, delivering symmetrical gig speeds over existing connections in customers’ homes with plans to continue to rollout these speeds across the country over the coming years. Unprecedented Coverage: The latest Xfinity Gateway provides a more reliable connection throughout the home. Customers can get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage with a powerful WiFi Boost Pod that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the home. Most Reliable Connection: Comcast is scaling the nation’s largest and most reliable network that passes 62 million homes and business and counting. The company launched Storm-Ready WiFi, a new device that comes powered with cellular and battery backup to help keep customers connected even when the power goes out. Ultra-Low Latency: The Xfinity network and the latest Xfinity Gateway are a powerful combination that deliver ultra-low latency for those moments when response times matter most like video games, a fast-growing category with Xfinity households averaging more than one gaming console per home. The Xfinity network is also self-monitoring and uses AI to detect potential problems before they arise, delivering a reliable connection that is up and running in customers’ homes 99% of the time. For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest-growing providers of Ethernet services. Ookla’s Speedtest TM Market Index report shows that Xfinity delivered the fastest median download speeds to its Internet customers in the United States for the final quarter of 2022. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 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 for more information. Contact Details Taisha Walker +1 832-942-1131 Company Website

March 21, 2024 06:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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YourFMO Reaches a Donation Milestone: Equivalent of 10 Million Meals Donated to Feeding America®


YourFMO, a national, non-governmental, independent marketing organization that provides agents with valuable resources they need to help clients decide on Medicare options, announced that it has reached a major milestone in its partnership with Feeding America ®: YourFMO has donated in excess of 10 million meals since 2019. Since starting its partnership with Feeding America, YourFMO has donated the equivalent of 10 meals* for every effective insurance enrollment that agents submit through the YourFMO Enrollment Center. “When we started our partnership with Feeding America, the idea of donating the equivalent of 1 million meals seemed like an ambitious goal,” said Matthew Graham, senior vice president and YourFMO program leader. “The independent agents who embrace our enrollment center in Q4 of 2023 fueled us to surpass this 10-million-meal milestone.” YourFMO and Feeding America share a common goal to support America’s senior population. According to Feeding America, 5.5 million seniors (1 in 14 or 7.1%), age 60 and older, were food insecure in 2021. Every state is home to seniors and older adults who experience food insecurity. Feeding America is committed to an America where no one is hungry. The organization partners with people experiencing food insecurity, policymakers, organizations and supporters, united with them in a movement to end hunger. “We are so grateful for partners like YourFMO, whose commitment to Feeding America has resulted in a remarkable milestone of 10 million meals donated since 2019,” said Lauren Biedron, Feeding America’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. “Their dedication has had a far-reaching impact on local food banks and their surrounding communities in addressing hunger, including the critical issue of senior hunger.” YourFMO’s closest business partners appreciate the opportunity to support Feeding America when they use the enrollment center. “Many of the companies in the AmeriLife portfolio rely on YourFMO’s platform to efficiently process Medicare enrollments,” said Scotty Elliott, Chief Distribution Officer of Health at AmeriLife. “The ability to also play a role in helping to feed seniors who are battling food insecurities is a benefit that can’t be overstated.” YourFMO’s efforts to support Feeding America have also helped inspire AmeriLife’s corporate giving efforts. During last year’s Valspar Championship, AmeriLife – in partnership with local affiliate Feeding Tampa Bay – sponsored a food donation drive at the golf tournament. Fans eagerly responded by donating 5,000 pounds of shelf-stable food items, and the two partners look forward to hosting this food drive activation once again during the final round of the 2024 Valspar Championship on Sunday, March 24. “YourFMO helped introduce us to the worthwhile efforts of Feeding America,” said Elliott. “We’re proud to hold another donation drive at this year’s tournament and help those in our community who are facing hunger.” YourFMO sees its partnership with Feeding America as an ongoing commitment. “I know I can speak for the entire YourFMO team in saying we’re incredibly grateful for the support from our independent agents who helped us reach 10 million donated meals,” added Graham. “I’m excited to see how many more meals we can donate and how many neighbors in need we can support in 2024 and in years to come.” Individuals who want to support YourFMO’s efforts can visit its Team Feed Corporate donation page to make a financial contribution. *$1 helps provide at least 10 meals ### About YourFMO YourFMO is a national non-government, independent marketing organization that is a one-stop shop for independent agents to grow their business. The site provides agents with the information they need to help their clients make thoughtful Medicare decisions. YourFMO provides agent and consumer resources, including the YourFMO Enrollment Center, which is a multi-carrier platform that allows agents to compare, quote, and enroll their clients conveniently in one place. For more information, visit About Feeding America Feeding America is committed to an America where no one is hungry. We support tens of millions of people who experience food insecurity to get the food and resources they say they need to thrive as part of a nationwide network of food banks, statewide food bank associations, food pantries and meal programs. We also invest in innovative solutions to increase equitable access to nutritious food, advocate for legislation that improves food security and work to address factors that impact food security, such as health, cost of living and employment. We partner with people experiencing food insecurity, policymakers, organizations, and supporters, united with them in a movement to end hunger. Visit to learn more. Contact Details AmeriLife for YourFMO Jeff Maldonado Company Website

March 20, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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