Representatives of Comcast and Comcast Business attended the weekly meeting of the Woodburn Rotary Club, Thursday, Nov. 18, where they introduced their products and services to be offered in the Woodburn/Hubbard area.
The company is investing $18 million to bring its Xfinity high-speed internet, entertainment products and Comcast Business services to the area. At the conclusion of the presentation, Senior Director of Community Impact for Comcast Oregon/SW Washington Rebecca Brown announced a donation of $25,000 to the Woodburn Teen Center, run by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Salem, Marion, and Polk Counties. In addition, Comcast has donated 20 Chromebooks to the teen center.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Salem, Marion, and Polk Counties CEO Sue Bloom described the partnership with Comcast as "win-win."
"This generous contribution from Comcast of $25,000 to our Woodburn Teen Center is an incredible investment in the youth of Woodburn and will help us leverage the good works and goodwill of the community, and further invest in technology devices and digital skills programs," Bloom sai
Comcast also announced a contribution of $10,000 to the Farmworkers Housing Development Corporation in support of their 30th anniversary initiatives. FDHC focuses on building stable housing for farmworker families.
Additionally, Comcast Business made a $2,500 contribution to the Woodburn Rotary Club's scholarship fund for high school students.
Construction of the Woodburn/Hubbard service territory expansion began last spring and is expected to be complete this summer. It will afford Comcast service to about 10,000 residents. The construction team recently completed another milestone in the project, laying fiber under I-5 to the west to serve the new Amazon distribution warehouse, currently under construction.
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