Comcast makes it to finals of 18th Annual Tekne Awards

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Comcast 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 company said.

The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

Comcast Corporation 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.

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

Comcast is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation´s largest video, high-speed Internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit for more information.

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota´s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota´s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota´s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota´s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at