Comcast executive vice president David Cohen will receive the Champion of Digital Equality award at the upcoming Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Broadband and Social Justice Summit on Jan. 16 in Washington.
Cohen, who heads up policy for Comcast, is being cited for "visionary leadership in promoting minority entrepreneurship; universal broadband access, adoption and informed use; diversity; and success in America's most influential and important industries."
Comcast helped shepherd the NBCU deal through the FCC and Justice. That deal included a number of commitments to promote diverse businesses and programming. Comcast has also been in the vanguard of low-cost broadband adoption through its Internet Essentials program, which was praised by the FCC and became a model for a larger, industry-wide effort to subsidize broadband in low income homes with school-aged children.