Comcast has named Broderick Johnson, a veteran of the Clinton and Obama administrations, executive VP for both public policy and digital equity.
He will spearhead the cable/broadcast giant’s $1B ten-year push to close the digital equity gap by providing access to 50M Americans living in underserviced communities and regions of the country.
Comcast plans to achieve that goal via establishing WiFi-connected “safe spaces,” donating laptops/computers, making grants to non-profit groups, and stepping up its Internet Essentials program.
Johnson, who is joining Comcast from Covington & Burling law firm, was assistant to president Clinton for legislative affairs.
He then served as president Obama’s liaison to the Cabinet and chair of the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper" task force, which identified and tackled the challenges that hamper the success of young boys and men of color.
Johnson succeeds Rebecca Arbogast, who is retiring as public policy EVP.
He will work closely with Mitch Rose, federal government affairs EVP, and report to Tom Reid, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.