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COMCAST’S INTERNET ESSENTIALS PROGRAM CONNECTED MORE THAN 480,000 LOW-INCOME COLORADANS TO THE INTERNET OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS

Mountain West

A year after Coloradans had to shift their lives to working and learning remotely, Comcast announced more than 480,000 lower income Coloradans were connected to the power of a home internet connection through its signature Internet Essentials program since 2011. Internet Essentials is Comcast’s signature digital equity initiative and the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, providing eligible individuals with high-speed home Internet service for $9.95 per month as well as digital skills training. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Internet Essentials, and Comcast recently announced it is investing $1 billion nationwide over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. The announcement coincides with the release of a 10-year Progress Report showing that, since 2011, the company, working in collaboration with its network of thousands of nonprofit partners, connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people in America to broadband Internet at home, the overwhelming majority of whom were not connected prior to signing up. "The Internet Essentials program has made school very easy,” said Janeaya Ramos, 17-year-old Denver resident. “I don’t have to stress. When we didn’t have internet in the past, me and my sister would have to go to the library or McDonalds or something. Now that we have internet, we don’t have to worry about finding a ride somewhere, we don’t have to worry about being able to do our schoolwork.” Comcast’s $1 billion commitment will include investments in a number of critical areas, including: additional support for its ongoing Lift Zone initiative, which establishes WiFi-connected safe spaces in 1,000+ community centers nationwide for students and adults by the end of 2021; new laptop and computer donations; grants for nonprofit community organizations to create opportunities for low-income Americans, particularly in media, technology, and entrepreneurship; and continued investment in the company’s landmark Internet Essentials program. It is estimated these new commitments will impact as many as 50 million Americans over the next 10 years. In 2021 alone, Comcast estimates students will be able to complete more than 25 million hours of remote learning lessons to further address the “homework gap” at the hundreds of Lift Zone locations that have already opened or will open soon. In Colorado, more than 30 Lift Zone locations are serving people throughout the state, and more will be open by the end of the year. “Ten years is a remarkable milestone, signifying an extraordinary amount of work and collaboration with community and education partners across Colorado,” said Amy Lynch, Sr. Vice President, Comcast Mountain West Region. “Together, we connected hundreds of thousands of people to the power of the Internet at home, and to the endless opportunity, education, growth, and discovery it provides. Our work is not done, and we are committed to ensuring the next generation of students in Colorado has the tools, resources, and abilities they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.” “Our partnership with Comcast is a very complementary partnership,” said Maurice Henson, Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pikes Peak Region. “Our goal at the club is to give kids opportunities that they might not otherwise have, and Comcast with their Internet Essentials program is doing that same thing.” “For more than a decade, Mile High United Way and Comcast have been partners in this initiative,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO of Mile High United Way. “We continue to partner with Comcast to bring internet to more communities through equipping neighborhood-based Lift Zones at community centers across the state with free WiFi to support distance learning.” In addition to capturing the total number of connections Internet Essentials has provided, the 10-Year Progress Report highlights other key metrics about the program, including: Increased the program’s Internet speeds six times, from 1.5 Mbps in 2011 to 50 Mbps today, without ever increasing the price of the program, which remains $9.95/month. Launched its Lift Zones program, which aims to connect more than 1,000 community centers across the country – and more than 50 in Colorado -- with free WiFi by the end of 2021. Developed an Internet Essentials Partnership Program with more than 20 schools, school districts, and other organizations in Colorado to help connect thousands of students to the Internet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offered 60 days of free Internet service through at least June 30, 2021 to any new Internet Essentials customer who needed to get online during the coronavirus outbreak. Expanded the number of languages our Internet Essentials call center agents can speak to more than 240, plus American Sign Language, to help ensure we break down language barriers that can prevent people from applying or getting online. Built up an online learning center that includes more than 200 digital literacy training videos, guides, and reports that are free to anyone to use, including non-customers. Developed an employee network of 3,000 Internet Essentials Ambassadors who volunteer their time to help spread the word about the program in their communities. About Internet Essentials Internet Essentials is Comcast’s signature digital equity initiative and the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. In 10 years, it has helped connect 10 million low-income Americans to broadband Internet at home, most for the very first time. Internet Essentials has a comprehensive design that addresses each of the three major barriers to broadband adoption. This includes: multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in person; the option to purchase a heavily subsidized, low-cost Internet-ready computer; and low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month, plus tax. The program is structured as a partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners. Comcast has never raised the price of the program. For more information about Internet Essentials and Comcast’s commitment to education and digital equity, please visit https://corporate.comcast.com/education. To apply, visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 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, Peacock, NBC News, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. https://colorado.comcast.com Contact Details Leslie Oliver +1 303-810-6326 Leslie_Oliver@comcast.com

April 15, 2021 08:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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COMCAST COMMITS TO INVESTING $1 BILLION OVER NEXT 10 YEARS TO REACH 50 MILLION LOW-INCOME AMERICANS WITH TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO SUCCEED IN DIGITAL WORLD

Mountain West

On the 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, Comcast announced it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to further close the digital divide and give more low-income Americans needed tools and resources to succeed in an increasingly digital world. Collaborating with its network of thousands of nonprofit partners for 10 years, Comcast has connected broadband Internet at home in America to more than 10 million people, the overwhelming majority of whom were not connected prior to signing up. “Ten years is a remarkable milestone, signifying an extraordinary amount of collaboration with our incredible community partners across Utah,” said Deneiva Knight, director of external affairs at Comcast. “Together, we have been able to connect tens of thousands of Utahns to the power of the Internet at home and to the endless opportunity, education, growth, and discovery it provides. Today, we are rededicating ourselves to this mission to ensure the next generation of students in Utah has the tools, resources, and abilities to succeed in an increasingly digital world.” Comcast’s $1 billion commitment will include investments in several critical areas, including: additional support for the Lift Zone initiative, which establishes WiFi-connected safe spaces in 35 community centers in Utah and 1,000+ community centers nationwide for students and adults by the end of 2021; new laptop and computer donations; grants for nonprofit community organizations to create opportunities for low-income Utahns, particularly in media, technology, and entrepreneurship; and continued investment in the company’s landmark Internet Essentials program. These new commitments will impact an estimated 50 million Americans over the next 10 years, including hundreds of thousands of Utahns. In 2021 alone, Comcast estimates students across America will complete more than 25 million hours of remote learning lessons to further address the “homework gap” at the hundreds of Lift Zone locations that have already opened or will open soon. “Comcast’s investment in Utah’s digital connectivity future is remarkable,” said Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox. “Helping to close the digital divide so everyone has Internet access in Utah is paramount.” The effects of the pandemic have permeated all levels of learning and access to resources for many Utahns. One group facing challenges is U.S. refugees. “The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City has been partnering with Comcast for a few years now and it’s been an incredible partnership. We’ve been using Internet Essentials for our clients for many years,” said Krysti Nellermore, IRC education program supervisor. “Comcast expanded [the program] in the last year which has been a great opportunity for more of our clients to use the program.” Abderahim Idriss and his family of eight -- living in Utah -- are one of those families. Before relocating to the U.S., Idriss was a teacher. Now he works on a packing production line but would like to find a job teaching again at some point. “[Internet Essentials] really helped us. My wife and I are able to find a lot more videos for English practice, and the kids are able to do research for school. It has made a lot more things accessible for us,” said Abderahim Idriss. “From its beginning, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has transformed more than 8 million lives by connecting low-income households to the power of broadband,” said Knight. “While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the digital divide, for the past decade Comcast has been leading the effort to close the digital divide, address the homework gap, and ensure low-income communities have the necessary digital skills.” Comcast’s 10-year progress report highlights other key metrics about the Internet Essentials program, including having: Increased the program’s Internet speeds six times, from 1.5 Mbps in 2011 to 50 Mbps today, without ever increasing the price of the program, which has remained at $9.95/month Launched its Lift Zones program, which will connect 35 Utah community centers with free WiFi by the end of 2021; Developed an Internet Essentials Partnership Program that has signed up 160,000 individuals throughout Utah, including schools, school districts, and other organizations that have helped connect tens of thousands of students to the Internet during the pandemic; Offered 60 days of free Internet service to new Internet Essentials customers who needed to get online during the coronavirus outbreak; Expanded the number of languages our Internet Essentials call center agents can speak to more than 240, plus American Sign Language, to help ensure we break down language barriers that can prevent people from applying or getting online; Built up an online learning center that includes more than 200 digital literacy training videos, guides, and reports that are free to anyone to use, including non-customers; and Developed an employee network of 3,000 Internet Essentials Ambassadors who volunteer their time to help spread the word about the program in their communities. Additionally, Comcast will continue to offer 60 days of free Internet service to new Internet Essentials customers who sign up before June 30, 2021. About Internet Essentials Internet Essentials is Comcast’s signature digital equity initiative and the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. In 10 years, it has helped connect 10 million low-income Americans to broadband Internet at home, most for the very first time. Internet Essentials has a comprehensive design that addresses each of the three major barriers to broadband adoption. This includes multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in person; the option to purchase a heavily subsidized, low-cost Internet-ready computer; and low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month, plus tax. The program is structured as a partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners. Comcast has never raised the price of the program. For more information about Internet Essentials and Comcast’s commitment to education and digital equity, please visit https://corporate.comcast.com/education. To apply, visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 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, Peacock, NBC News, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. https://utah.comcast.com Contact Details Comcast Corporation Deneiva Knight +1 520-345-9792 Deneiva_Knight@comcast.com

April 15, 2021 08:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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COMCAST’S INTERNET ESSENTIALS PROGRAM CONNECTED MORE THAN 296,000 LOW-INCOME NEW MEXICANS TO THE INTERNET OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS

Mountain West

On the 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, Comcast today announced it has connected more than 296,000 low-income New Mexicans to a home internet connection. Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. The company also announced they will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. Since 2011, the company, working in collaboration with its network of thousands of nonprofit partners, has connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people in America to broadband Internet at home, the overwhelming majority of whom were not connected prior to signing up. The top New Mexico cities by Internet Essentials-connected individuals since 2011 include: Albuquerque: 180,000 Las Cruces: 44,000 Santa Fe: 21,600 Deming: 9,600 Los Lunas: 8,400 Farmington: 6,800 “Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has provided Albuquerque Public Schools students and families with tools and resources to access high speed Internet at home. The APS Education Foundation has been proud to partner with Comcast and work with the program to bridge the digital divide and offer Albuquerque communities the opportunity to access critical resources online,” said Shannon Barnhill, Executive Director, APS Education Foundation. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Comcast as we tackle new opportunities in our changing digital world.” Comcast’s $1 billion commitment will include investments in a number of critical areas, including: additional support for its ongoing Lift Zone initiative, which establishes WiFi-connected safe spaces in 1,000+ community centers nationwide for students and adults by the end of 2021 including more than 30 in New Mexico; new laptop and computer donations; grants for nonprofit community organizations to create opportunities for low-income Americans, particularly in media, technology, and entrepreneurship; and continued investment in the company’s landmark Internet Essentials program. It is estimated that these new commitments will impact as many as 50 million Americans over the next 10 years. In 2021 alone, Comcast estimates students will be able to complete more than 25 million hours of remote learning lessons to further address the “homework gap” at the hundreds of Lift Zone locations that have already opened or will open soon. “Ten years is a remarkable milestone, signifying an extraordinary amount of work and collaboration with our incredible community partners across the country,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “Together, we have been able to connect thousands of people to the power of the Internet at home, and to the endless opportunity, education, growth, and discovery it provides. Today, we are rededicating ourselves to this mission to ensure that the next generation of students in America has the tools, resources, and abilities they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.” In addition to capturing the total number of connections Internet Essentials has provided, the Internet Essentials 10-Year Progress Report also highlights other key metrics about the program, including: Increased the program’s Internet speeds six times, from 1.5 Mbps in 2011 to 50 Mbps today, without ever increasing the price of the program, which has remained $9.95/month. Launched its Lift Zones program, which aims to connect more than 1,000 community centers across the country, with more than 30 in New Mexico, with free WiFi by the end of 2021. Developed an Internet Essentials Partnership Program that has signed up hundreds of schools, school districts, and other organizations that have come together to help connect tens of thousands of students to the Internet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offered 60 days of free Internet service to any new Internet Essentials customer who needed to get online during the coronavirus outbreak. Expanded the number of languages our Internet Essentials call center agents can speak to more than 240, plus American Sign Language, to help ensure we break down language barriers that can prevent people from applying or getting online. Built up an online learning center that includes more than 200 digital literacy training videos, guides, and reports that are free to anyone to use, including non-customers. Developed an employee network of 3,000 Internet Essentials Ambassadors who volunteer their time to help spread the word about the program in their communities. This new commitment comes on the heels of a series of initiatives announced during the COVID-19 pandemic that reinforced the company’s commitment to addressing the digital divide and the homework gap by upping speeds to 50 Mbps downstream without changing the program’s $9.95/month price. The company also continues to offer 60 days of free Internet service to new Internet Essentials customers who sign up before June 30, 2021. About Internet Essentials Internet Essentials is Comcast’s signature digital equity initiative and the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. In 10 years, it has helped connect 10 million low-income Americans to broadband Internet at home, most for the very first time. Internet Essentials has a comprehensive design that addresses each of the three major barriers to broadband adoption. This includes: multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in person; the option to purchase a heavily subsidized, low-cost Internet-ready computer; and low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month, plus tax. The program is structured as a partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners. Comcast has never raised the price of the program. For more information about Internet Essentials and Comcast’s commitment to education and digital equity, please visit https://corporate.comcast.com/education. To apply, visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 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, Peacock, NBC News, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Corporation Julianne Phares +1 505-218-0961 julianne_phares@cable.comcast.com Company Website https://newmexico.comcast.com/

April 15, 2021 08:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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COMCAST’S INTERNET ESSENTIALS PROGRAM CONNECTED MORE THAN 11,600 LOW-INCOME SOUTHERN ARIZONANS TO THE INTERNET OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS

Mountain West

On the 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, Comcast today announced it has connected more than 11,600 low-income Southern Arizona residents to a home internet connection. Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. The company also announced they will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. Since 2011, the company, working in collaboration with its network of thousands of nonprofit partners, has connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people in America to broadband Internet at home, the overwhelming majority of whom were not connected prior to signing up. "The internet is definitely essential,” said Lorraine Flores, mother of eight and Tucson Internet Essentials customer. “It’s something they [the family] have to use every day. Now more than ever Internet Essentials has been a great help.” Comcast’s $1 billion commitment will include investments in a number of critical areas, including: additional support for its ongoing Lift Zone initiative, which establishes WiFi-connected safe spaces in 1,000+ community centers nationwide for students and adults by the end of 2021 including five-10 sites in Southern Arizona; new laptop and computer donations; grants for nonprofit community organizations to create opportunities for low-income Americans, particularly in media, technology, and entrepreneurship; and continued investment in the company’s landmark Internet Essentials program. It is estimated that these new commitments will impact as many as 50 million Americans over the next 10 years. In 2021 alone, Comcast estimates students will be able to complete more than 25 million hours of remote learning lessons to further address the “homework gap” at the hundreds of Lift Zone locations that have already opened or will open soon. “Ten years is a remarkable milestone, signifying an extraordinary amount of work and collaboration with our incredible community partners across the country,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “Together, we have been able to connect thousands of people to the power of the Internet at home, and to the endless opportunity, education, growth, and discovery it provides. Today, we are rededicating ourselves to this mission to ensure that the next generation of students in America has the tools, resources, and abilities they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.” In addition to capturing the total number of connections Internet Essentials has provided, the Internet Essentials 10-Year Progress Report also highlights other key metrics about the program, including: Increased the program’s Internet speeds six times, from 1.5 Mbps in 2011 to 50 Mbps today, without ever increasing the price of the program, which has remained $9.95/month. Launched its Lift Zones program, which aims to connect more than 1,000 community centers with free WiFi by the end of 2021. Developed an Internet Essentials Partnership Program that has signed up hundreds of schools, school districts, and other organizations that have come together to help connect tens of thousands of students to the Internet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offered 60 days of free Internet service to any new Internet Essentials customer who needed to get online during the coronavirus outbreak. Expanded the number of languages our Internet Essentials call center agents can speak to more than 240, plus American Sign Language, to help ensure we break down language barriers that can prevent people from applying or getting online. Built up an online learning center that includes more than 200 digital literacy training videos, guides, and reports that are free to anyone to use, including non-customers. Developed an employee network of 3,000 Internet Essentials Ambassadors who volunteer their time to help spread the word about the program in their communities. This new commitment comes on the heels of a series of initiatives announced during the COVID-19 pandemic that reinforced the company’s commitment to addressing the digital divide and the homework gap by upping speeds to 50 Mbps downstream without changing the program’s $9.95/month price. The company also continues to offer 60 days of free Internet service to new Internet Essentials customers who sign up before June 30, 2021. About Internet Essentials Internet Essentials is Comcast’s signature digital equity initiative and the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. In 10 years, it has helped connect 10 million low-income Americans to broadband Internet at home, most for the very first time. Internet Essentials has a comprehensive design that addresses each of the three major barriers to broadband adoption. This includes: multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in person; the option to purchase a heavily subsidized, low-cost Internet-ready computer; and low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month, plus tax. The program is structured as a partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners. Comcast has never raised the price of the program. For more information about Internet Essentials and Comcast’s commitment to education and digital equity, please visit https://corporate.comcast.com/education. To apply, visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 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, Peacock, NBC News, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Corporation Julianne Phares +1 505-218-0961 julianne_phares@cable.comcast.com Company Website https://arizona.comcast.com/

April 15, 2021 08:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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NVISNx & Platform Science Extend Partnership to Secure and Protect Critical Fleet/Driver Management Data

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NVISNx [n-vision-x], the leading PaaS information governance, risk and compliance (iGRC) solution committed to helping businesses effectively identify and protect all critical data, today announces that the company has extended its partnership agreement with Platform Science, a leading connected vehicle platform, for an additional two years. Platform Science delivers fleet management and driver-facing applications that adhere to the highest regulatory standards to ensure confidentiality and protection of customer data. The NVISNx solution enables Platform Science to inventory and classify data across all repositories, associate critical data with user behaviors, cyber controls and vulnerabilities to auto-correlate risk levels/priorities and optimize data protection control effectiveness to stay ahead of any threats. “As a leader in the connected vehicle space, Platform Science has earned a reputation for making the right choices regarding data security and helping our clients meet their business goals,” noted Chas Wurster, EVP of Technology at Platform Science. “One of our top priorities is complete data protection. We have commitments to never sell customer data and likewise to do everything possible to prevent unauthorized access. By partnering with NVISNx, we enhance our ability to protect access to critical data, and manage the destruction of data that is no longer needed. We are excited to leverage NVISNx’s centralized view of data and risks which will help us ensure that we are complying with all government regulations around privacy and information security as they continue to evolve and as our business enters into new markets.” Every business possesses critical data — or “jewels” — that need to be protected, but most companies don’t know where all of their jewels are and often end up storing the bulk of their data forever. Not only does this increase the risk of a data breach, it bleeds businesses of millions of dollars annually in excessive storage fees. NVISNx identifies, optimizes and helps to protect all critical data and proactively spots indicators of risk or comprise before a breach can occur. Forward-thinking companies like Platform Science are streamlining their risk and compliance operations and enabling greater business growth by leveraging NVISNx. “We are excited that Platform Science has entrusted us to protect their most critical asset – their data,” said Glen Day, CEO of NVISNx. “In doing so, Platform Science has aligned its business goals with those of its customers and demonstrates the highest level of trust. Since we’ve begun working with Platform Science, we’ve seen the company continue to close and renew deals with Fortune 500 companies that now view Platform Science as a trusted partner and a market leader.” ABOUT NVISNx NVISNx is the first-to-market information governance, risk and compliance (iGRC) platform. We enable you to make data-driven decisions to optimize controls for protecting critical data, while also defensibly purging files that no longer have business value. We ensure you don’t incur business & legal risks that can impair compliance and cost you millions due to inefficient processes and avoidable storage fees. To learn more, please visit www.NVISNx.com ABOUT PLATFORM SCIENCE, INC. Platform Science is an IoT technology company that empowers enterprise fleets to take control of their technology on one user-friendly platform. Founded in 2015, Platform Science makes it easy to develop, deploy and manage mobile devices and applications on commercial vehicles, a process previously defined by fragmented architectures and proprietary protocols. The platform offers flexibility and delivers an unlimited canvas to fleets and developers seeking to innovate and create new solutions as customers' needs, businesses and industries evolve. For more information, visit www.platformscience.com. Contact Details Nicole Rodrigues +1 424-421-9610 Nicole@nrprgroup.com Company Website https://www.NVISNx.com/

April 15, 2021 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Applied Insight Lifts CMMC to the Cloud for Defense Industry With Altitude Platform Update

Applied Insight

Applied Insight, a market leader in solving complex technology challenges for federal government customers, announced today that its award-winning cloud platform Altitude has become a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification-ready environment for federal contractors serving the Department of Defense. Through its latest feature release, Altitude gives defense contractors an easy-to-use, cost-effective and rapidly deployable plug-and-play solution for achieving CMMC compliance. Additionally, the Applied Insight team is finalizing a multi-tenant, software-as-a-service variant of Altitude to provide even more flexibility and drive down costs even further for small and midsized government contractors. “CMMC compliance is critical to securing our nation’s systems and ensuring the missions of our defense and intelligence customers, but the process for achieving it presents significant challenges, especially for small to mid-tier contractors,” said Adam Gruber, CTO of Applied Insight. “Our team has deep expertise in compliance, including the new CMMC mandates. We are pleased to offer our cloud infrastructure platform, Altitude, to industry partners so they can achieve rapid and effective compliance to safeguard their networks and data. We can deploy a full CMMC-ready cloud-based environment spanning multiple cloud service providers in a matter of days, and we can scale immediately once deployed. We look forward to working closely with our colleagues across government and industry to ensure their systems and the systems they support for government missions are completely secured according to CMMC requirements and industry best practices.” CMMC is the latest requirement for federal contractors doing business with the DoD. This rule set ensures all non-federal information systems meet Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement requirements for processing and storing controlled unclassified information and federal contract information. Defense contractors can now leverage Altitude to provide a secure and compliant foundation that allows companies to put only the affected IT systems, rather than the entire corporate infrastructure, through the CMMC regime. This process saves industry and federal customers both time and money. Altitude is a modular, scalable infrastructure platform that provides high-speed access to the cloud resources organizations need, when they need them. Altitude was honored as an Industry Innovation Award winner at the 2019 Government Innovation Awards, presented by Washington Technology, Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and Defense Systems, for its transformational impact on the government’s ability to use the full power of the cloud. For more information, please contact altitude@applied-insight.com to learn about how Altitude can help organizations better manage the cloud at scale within CMMC guidelines. About Applied Insight At Applied Insight, we deliver pragmatic solutions for federal missions that cannot wait. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest cloud, data and cyber capabilities. Our solutions help people work better, faster and more securely – no matter where they are. To learn more about us, visit applied-insight.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. At Applied Insight, we deliver pragmatic solutions for federal missions that cannot wait. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest cloud, data and cyber capabilities. Our solutions help people work better, faster and more securely – no matter where they are. Contact Details Kristina Messner +1 703-678-6023 kmessner@focusedimage.com Company Website https://www.applied-insight.com/

April 15, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Osmo For Schools Receives Prestigious 2021 EdTech Digest Award in “Curriculum and Instruction Solution” Category

Osmo for Schools

Osmo for Schools proudly announces that its Osmo Learning System is the recipient of the 2021 EdTech Digest Award in the “Curriculum and Instruction Solution” category, while its Osmo Projector App has placed as a finalist in the “New Product or Service” category, and its Osmo STEAM Learning System has placed as a finalist in the “STEM Solution” category. “It’s a very pleasant surprise to hear that Osmo for Schools won the 2021 EdTech Digest Award for best Curriculum and Instruction Solution, and came in as a finalist in two other categories,” says Jan Richards, head of education sales and marketing at Osmo for Schools, the division of Tangible Play that promotes in-classroom usage of Osmo’s learning tools. “This validates our incredible, hard work to make Osmo for Schools’ educational products widely available and more visible to educators nationwide.” Now celebrating its eleventh year, the EdTech Digest Awards recognize people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring EdTech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors. This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on various criteria, including: pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential. To introduce educators to Osmo’s educational technology, Osmo for Schools will also host a FREE webinar on Wednesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (5:00 pm Pacific Time) via Zoom, for pre-K to grade 5 teachers to learn more about how to implement Osmo for Schools learning systems, and make the most of their Osmo products. The webinar will help teachers maximize Osmo’s potential for English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and STEAM/STEM stations. Sign up URL. About Osmo for Schools Osmo for Schools, a division of Tangible Play, Inc., focuses on building in-classroom usage of Osmo’s award-winning educational systems. Using proprietary AI technology, these systems help teachers foster collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and increased engagement in learning, in students. Osmo is used in more than 30,000 schools in North America. Tangible Play is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information about Osmo for Schools and its products, visit schools.playosmo.com. Contact Details Carolyn Kamii PR +1 310-251-0550 carolynkpr@gmail.com Company Website http://schools.playosmo.com

April 15, 2021 04:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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DistroTV Expands News-Driven Lineup; Adds Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake to 150+ Channel Roster

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DistroTV, the nation’s largest, independent free ad-supported streaming television platform, today announces the expansion of its news-driven channel lineup with the addition of Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake. Both join the streaming platform’s growing 150-plus channel roster and signify the platform’s commitment to continue to grow its diversified content offerings to appeal to passionate viewers in the US, Canada, and the UK. “Bloomberg Media is known for featuring independent voices who equip viewers with the news and analysis necessary to have an informed take on the latest in finance, technology, culture and politics, from the latest stock market trends to conversations surrounding the future of work to the pandemic’s ongoing impact on local businesses and communities,” said Navdeep Saini, founder and CEO of DistroScale, parent company to DistroTV. “The addition of these channels signify our ongoing commitment to deliver thought-provoking and engaging content to a globally-minded audience.” Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake are two global networks from a newsroom of 2,700 journalists and analysts in 120 countries. Bloomberg TV delivers global financial news and market-moving analysis with shows such as Bloomberg Surveillance and Wall Street Week. Bloomberg Quicktake is a global streaming and social video network for a new generation of leaders and professionals, covering the biggest stories across business, technology, climate, culture, politics, society and personal finance. The channels join DistroTV’s growing business section, with other channels including Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur, Real Vision, TD Ameritrade, and The Street available for live streaming on the platform. "The addition of Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake on DistroTV extends our reach to new audiences who are looking for trusted, global business news on streaming,” said M. Scott Havens, Chief Growth Officer and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Bloomberg Media. “Both networks provide a unique content offering that reaches decision makers, business professionals and rising leaders who have high expectations from the content and news they consume.” DistroTV provides today’s brands an opportunity to build a direct-to-consumer relationship with DistroScale and its network partners. DistroTV is a natural extension to DistroScale’s long-standing expertise in video platforms and advertising. Since its launch in 2019, DistroTV has seen rapid growth concerning its breadth of content and global audience figures. In the last six months, viewership quadrupled and total watch time multiplied eight times over. The streaming platform focuses on building a robust network that delivers news, entertainment, music, sports, and lifestyle programming to audiences globally. DistroTV has built a strong programming lineup of popular film and television channels, including Magnolia Pictures - CineLife, Euro News, Reelz, Law&Crime, Qello Concerts by Stingray, Magellan TV, People TV, and TD Ameritrade, among others. Additional independent channels include some of the following: Kweli TV, which spotlights the rich history and global diversity of the Black community; Canela TV, featuring Spanish programming; Latido Music, the leading channel for Latin music; BritAsia Live for British Asians around the globe; Filmeraa, short-form movies and television in Indian and Korean; Venus TV, which features popular Bollywood movies, culture, and more. To become a viewer, visit https://www.distro.tv or install DistroTV on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS or Android. About DistroTV DistroTV is the largest, independent, free, ad-supported streaming television service on the market. Launched in 2019 by parent company DistroScale, the platform caters to a multicultural, rapidly expanding, globally-minded audience of passionate viewers in the US, Canada, and UK. Satisfying the growing demand for premium video content in multiple languages, DistroTV delivers premium video content from producers globally across North America, the UK, Bollywood, Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, and growing. With more than 150 channels plus thousands of Video on Demand (VOD) shows, DistroTV cultivates content that covers a broad spectrum of topics to connect with people's passion points around Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, News, Documentaries and International Content in live, linear and video-on-demand formats. DistroTV is available on the web, as well as through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and iOS and Android devices. About DistroScale DistroTV is the first direct-to-consumer offering from DistroScale, a technology company founded in 2013 and known for providing a global clientele of thousands of media properties with the industry's most comprehensive video platform for web, apps, and streaming. DistroScale is an all-in-one solution providing infrastructure, content delivery, curation, analytics and a full suite of monetization options. Video enabled by DistroScale reaches more than 250 million visitors per month. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. To become a DistroTV viewer, visit www.distro.tv. More information on DistroScale & DistroTV is available at www.distroscale.com. Contact Details Mackenzie Gavel +1 631-739-5716 mackenzie@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.distro.tv

April 14, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CSG SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL TO HOLD 2021 FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL ON MAY 5

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CSG ® (NASDAQ: CSGS) invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT to discuss the company's first quarter 2021 earnings results. The conference call will feature CSG President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Shepherd and CSG Chief Financial Officer Rollie Johns. To reach the conference, call 1-833-508-4355 and ask the operator for the CSG Systems International conference call. Click here to join a webcast of CSG’s earnings call in live or archived format. # # # About CSG For more than 35 years, CSG has simplified the complexity of business, delivering innovative customer engagement solutions that help companies acquire, monetize, engage, and retain customers. Operating across more than 120 countries worldwide, CSG manages billions of critical customer interactions annually, and its award-winning suite of software and services allow companies across dozens of industries to tackle their biggest business challenges and thrive in an ever-changing marketplace. CSG is the trusted provider for driving digital innovation for hundreds of leading global brands, including Airtel Africa, América Móvil, AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH, Formula 1, Hutchison 3 Indonesia, Inmarsat, Mastercard, Maximus, Microsoft, Mobily, MTN, New Leaf Service Contracts, State of California DMV, TalkTalk and Telstra. To learn more, visit our website at csgi.com and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Copyright © 2021 CSG Systems International, Inc. and/or its affiliates (“CSG”). All rights reserved. CSG® is a registered trademark of CSG Systems International, Inc. All third-party trademarks, service marks, and/or product names which are referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners, and all rights therein are reserved. Contact Details CSG John Rea +1 210-687-4409 john.rea@csgi.com Company Website https://www.csgi.com

April 13, 2021 06:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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