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Launched HDTV and VOD

2002

2

Became majority owner of the Golf Channel and Versus

2001

3

Launched High-speed wireless data service, Xfinity Internet 2go

2009

4

Comcast and AT&T Broadband completed a $47.5 billion merger?

2002

5

When did Comcast first offer stock publicly?

1972

6

When did Comcast Digital Voice launch?

2005

7

April 30, 2011 will be the anniversary of how many Comcast Cares days?

10

8

Founded by Ralph Roberts, Daniel Aaron, and Julian Brodsky as American Cable Systems

1963

9

Introduced XfinityTV.com, allowing customers online access to video content

2009

10

Partnered with Disney to acquire 40% controlling interest in E! Entertainment Television and Style Network

1997

11

Announced and gained FCC approval for a merger with NBC Universal

2010

12

Held a major stake in QVC, helping to make it the worlds largest electronics retailer

1986-2003

13

When was Comcast with the Peacock Logo launched?

2012

14

Owned QVC

1986-2003

15

Completed Purchase of Full Ownership of NBCUniversal by acquiring the remaining 49% of General Electric's interest in the company

March 19, 2013

16

When was Comcast's United Way campaign in 2015?

October 12th - October 23th 2015

17

What Year did CNBC, the first financial News Channel, Launch?

1989

18

What company invested 1 Billion dollars in Comcast in 1997?

Microsoft

19

NBC's Meet The Press is the longest Running Show on TV. What year did the Program debut?

1947

20

In 2005, Comcast partnered with PBS to develop the first 24-hour preschool destination for children 2-5 and their caregivers on TV. What is the name of This Channel?

Sprout

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In October 2013, Comcast, NBCUniversal and Twitter announced a first-of-its-kind partnership which allows consumers to discover new shows and movies in their Twitter feeds, and then watch them through a click of a button.that links social conversations happening online to the actual consumption of TV, movie and sports content. What is this platform called?

"See It"

22

What year did Comcast and NBCUniversal Bring First Multiplatform Olympics to Americans?

2012

23

Communications Act of 1934 was formed by what independent agency of the United States Government?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

24

When was Comcast Incorporated?

1969

25

When was Comcast founded?

June 28, 1963

26

What year was the Golf Channel launched?

1996

27

What year was the very first Comcast Cares Day?

2001

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In what year did Comcast gain approval for its acquisition of NBCUniversal?

2011

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Who's work in the 1960s is credited for coupling information with lightwaves?

Theodore Maiman

30

Which Comcaster led the National Tools Team in the development of Scout Flux?

Larry Wolcott

31

Which Comcast founder was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2002?

Daniel Aaron

32

Who is the emcee for the "Dream Series 2010"?

Rick Germano

33

Who is the national spokesperson for Internet Essentials?

Tony Dungy

34

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics was founded in 1989 by whom?

Dean Kamen

35

Who founded Comcast?

Daniel Aaron, Julian Brodsky, and Ralph Roberts

36

What anniversary did Comcast celebrate on November 13, 2013?

50th Anniversary

37

Where was Comcast founded?

Tupelo, MS

38

What was Comcast's original name?

American Cable Systems

39

A year-long course in which students receive digital literacy training three times per week at a local school, community center or other facility, thanks to a partnership between Comcast and dozens of local nonprofit organizations?

Comcast Digital Connectors

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What program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills, and offers one time scholarship grants from the Comcast Foundation?

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

41

A program that brings children into the workplace to meet with selected Comcast mentors in which Comcast partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2008 at its Philadelphia headquarters?

Beyond School Walls

42

On April 18, 2013, United Way Worldwide honored Comcast Corporation with one of its highest honors award for volunteer and philanthropic engagement?

Summit Awards

43

Since 2005, Comcast has sponsored a robotics program run by which organization, which culminates in a robotics competition among 10,000 high school teens worldwide?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

44

What is the name of Comcast's Twitter team, which engages more than 25,000 unique customers per month on social media platforms?

Comcast Digital Media Outreach team

45

Comcast established which award to honor this Philadelphia business leader and founding board member of Comcast Corporation?

The Gus Amsterdam Leadership award

46

What voluntary program is available to Comcasters who want to help low-income Americans get connected to transformative technology at home?

Internet Essentials Ambassadors program

47

What is the name of the largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country?

Comcast Cares Day

48

What was the first network to use color in broadcasting?

NBC

49

In what year did The Tonight Show first air?

1954

50

What is the tallest building in Philly, that opened in 2008?

Comcast Center

51

In what year was QVC was founded?

1986

52

This year nearly what percent of Comcast employees completed the 2015 CredoSpeak survey, our highest participation rate ever.

90%

53

Since 2001, Comcast has invested more than $_ billion in cash and in-kind to empower our communities, including more than $___ million in grants from the Comcast Foundation.

$4, $163

54

Through our national partnership with ____ ____ we support assistive technology programs and services for people with disabilities and special needs to help improve their quality of life

Easter Seals

55

In 2014, Comcast formed a three-year national partnership with ___ ___ to expand digital education for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including establishing up to 12 Digital Literacy Learning Labs across the country to improve digital access and services

The Arc

56

When was the Comcast Foundation founded?

June 1999

57

What primarily invests in programs and non-profit organizations that strengthen our communities. Our primary focus is on funding diversity-oriented programs that address:

1) Digital literacy and related programs;
2) Community service and volunteerism initiatives; and
3) Building tomorrow’s leaders.

The Comcast Foundation

58

In 2013, Who recognized Comcast with two Summit Awards for volunteer and philanthropic engagement – among it's highest honors for its global partners.

United Way

59

Our broad diversity and inclusion agenda extends to our five focus areas. What are they?

governance, workforce, supplier diversity, programming, and community investment.

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_______ is a convenient and time-saving way you can assist a customer who approaches you outside of work with a billing or repair issue.

the We’re On It card

61

What offers third party businesses access to content distribution services and technologies developed and proven by an industry leader?

Comcast Wholesale

62

What puts the power of cable to use for local, regional and national advertisers?

Comcast Spotlight

63

What invests in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of digital, entertainment, media, social, e-commerce and advertising technologies that will change the way people live, work and interact.

Comcast Ventures

64

In 2011, Comcast created a $20 million fund as part of the NBCUniversal transaction that is committed to expanding opportunities for minority entrepreneurs. What was this fund called?

The Catalyst Fund

65

What is the national date that ComcastNow launched?

October 5, 2015

66

What is our all-employee program for gathering business-building ideas that will help shape our future as a leader in technology, media and entertainment.

The Idea

67

The winner of Season 1, The Idea is whom?

Nathan Kalish

68

How many ideas were submitted to the Idea in Season 1?

Over 3,000 ideas

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The winner of The Idea: Season 2 receives what?

The winner will receive $5,000, a VIP trip for two to the finale of The Voice as well as a chance to consult on the execution of the idea they submitted

70

This series will help educate you about how to protect personal, customer, and company information.

“Be Cyber Savvy” series

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The Central Division is home to how many Comcast employees serving more than 20 million combined video, high-speed Internet and voice customers?

approximately 29,000