Comcast Named Finalist for 2017 Tekne Awards

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Comcast Twin Cities as a finalist in the Community Impact category for the 2017 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, November 15. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

Comcast is being recognized for its acclaimed Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive high-speed Internet adoption program, which has now connected more than four million low-income Americans, in one million households, to high-speed Internet service at home.

“Comcast is honored to be recognized as a 2017 Tekne Awards finalist for our Internet Essentials program,” said J.D. Keller, regional vice president, Comcast Twin Cities. “Over the past six years we have worked hard to help bridge the digital divide and bring the power of the internet to low-income families across our service area, including nearly 100,000 individuals in the Twin Cities. This recognition showcases the importance of that work and the ongoing dedication of our employees and community partners to make certain no one is left behind.”

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available online at

“Each year, MHTA seeks out companies and people leading the way in innovation in Minnesota,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of MHTA. “These advancements are changing the way people all over the world live and work, and the Tekne Awards recognize those achievements.”

For additional information, or to register for the 2017 Tekne Awards program, visit

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