Cable operator Breezeline is a lead sponsor of the “Interactive Case Competition,” which is challenge involving more than 30 business school graduates, who aim to find ways to promote digital inclusion and access.
Grad students from Pace, NYU, Drexel and the University of Miami are participating in this iteration of the competition. The program is held biannually, offering prize money to the winning student teams to support their education. It was founded by Craig Leddy, president and senior market analyst for Interactive TV Works, a New York City-based consultancy.
Since it began in 2011, more than 400 students from 25 graduate schools in North America have participated in the program promoting digital equity. Almost half of those who participated went on to careers in media and technology.
Students in the current competition will make presentations of their plans before a judging panel at a virtual event on November16.
Breezeline — which is the rebranding of Atlantic Broadband — mentored two teams from the University of Miami.
“Breezeline is pleased to support this year’s fall competition by sponsoring the event and mentoring teams,” Shaun Blake, Breezeline’s vice president of products and programming, said in a press release. “We enjoyed engaging with students and were impressed with the energy, enthusiasm and insights they demonstrated in preparing their proposals.”
Breezeline has participated in a range of public service endeavors:
In June, 2022, the operator announced support for a number of community programs, including Digital Literacy for Seniors, Tech Life Balance, Cyber-Bullying Prevention, Online Safety, STEM for Girls and Promoting Tech Careers.
In April 2022, the company took a step towards its commitment to reduce its operational emissions by 65% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 by inducting the use of electric vehicles.
Earlier that month, the company introduced the Internet Assist Plus service, which offers 100 Mbps service to households eligible for the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).