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Comcast to Donate $1 to the Travis Manion Foundationfor Every Social “Share”

During Memorial Salute Concert

PHILADELPHIA (May 25, 2016)– It just got easier to tweet, like, post and snapchat at the Mann thanks to new, free Xfinity WiFi hotspots.  Today, the Mann and Comcast announce the official launch of free Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout the Mann’s Fairmount Park campus to improve high-speed Internet access for concert-goers throughout the busy summer concert season.  Through this new partnership, Xfinity WiFi will allow concert-goers free access to high-speed Internet for real-time sharing of their favorite moments at the Mann.


“Our top priority continues to be providing our guests with an unforgettable experience at the Mann. We are pleased to partner with Comcast to present improved Internet access to give concert-goers what they want – the ability to seamlessly share their experiences and photos across social platforms,” said Catherine M. Cahill, President and CEO of the Mann. “We know that concert-goers want fast, easy Internet access and believe Xfinity WiFi will enhance the experience at the Mann this summer.”


In recognition of the new service and in honor of our fallen heroes on Memorial Day weekend, Comcast is challenging guests to use their voices to make a difference. During the Memorial Salute performance on Saturday, May 28 presented by the Philly POPS and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, concert attendees will be encouraged to share moments from the concert using hashtags #MemorialSalute and #XfinityWiFi.  For each social share using these hashtags, Xfinity will donate $1 to the Travis Manion Foundation, a local organization that works to support veterans and families of the fallen. For tickets, or to learn more, visit


“On Memorial Day and all year long, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” said Brigadier General (Retired, Army) Carol Eggert, Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast.  “The Travis Manion Foundation is a well-respected organization that assists our Nation’s veterans and the families of the fallen; we are pleased to make this contribution to them through this social media campaign.”


In addition to the free Xfinity WiFi hotspots at the Mann, the Xfinity WiFi network includes more than 14 million hotspots that are accessible to the majority of Xfinity Internet customers for no additional charge. Xfinity WiFi is the fastest and largest WiFi network in the country and is present in many businesses, transportation hubs, sports and entertainment venues, shopping districts and parks throughout Comcast’s service areas. For more information about Xfinity WiFi, visit


About the Mann

Celebrating 40 yearsas one of the most important outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann presents premiere artists in a world-class, entertainment destination in association with AEG Live.  Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars and the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B and pop take the stage here, and today’s success is a nod to the venue’s storied history.  The Mann has been the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra since the 1930s and presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since then.  Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 170,000 visitors annually.  Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed pavilion; picnics, blankets and music under the stars on its famous lawn; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant.  For more information, visit


About Comcast Cable

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. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.  Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.comfor more information.