Comcast Unleashes New 50/10 Mbps Extreme High-Speed Internet Service in Independence / Olathe

Launch of DOCSIS 3.0 Technology Also Means Faster Speeds at No Additional Cost for

Existing Comcast High-Speed Internet Customers

Independence, MO – December 8, 2009 – Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today unveiled its ground-breaking 50 Mbps Extreme High-Speed Internet service for consumers in the company’s Independence, MO and Olathe, KS service areas. As part of a nationwide rollout of new speeds, Comcast is offering area residents one of the fastest broadband services available in the U.S. today: up to 50 Mbps downloads and 10 Mbps uploads.

Comcast is also launching its Ultra tier of high-speed Internet service, featuring speeds of up to 22 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload. In addition, existing Comcast high-speed Internet customers will enjoy even faster Internet access – including TWICE the current download speeds – at no additional cost.

Extreme 50 High-Speed Internet service is a result of Comcast’s deployment of wideband DOCSIS 3.0 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) technology, which sets a new standard for delivering high-speed Internet service access fiber-optic cable networks. “We are excited to deliver these new wideband speeds to customers,” said Dave Williams, vice president and general manager, Comcast Independence / Olathe. “We’ve received overwhelmingly positive response to these faster speeds in markets where the service is already available, and we’re confident of their popularity in the Independence and Olathe area as well.”

New Residential Tiers

  • Extreme 50, offering up to 50 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 10 Mbps of upstream speed at $99.95/month.*
  • Ultra, offering up to 22 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 5 Mbps of upstream speed at $62.95/month.*

With Extreme 50, Comcast customers, for example, will be able to download a high-definition movie (6 GB) in about 16 minutes, a standard-def movie (2 GB) in about 5 minutes and a standard-def TV show (300 MB) in a matter of seconds. Customers with Extreme 50 also will be able to download digital photos, songs and games faster than ever. (*Pricing for multi-product Comcast customers.)

New Speeds for Existing Customers
Performance tier customers will benefit from doubled downstream and upstream speeds, offering up to 12 Mbps and 2 Mbps, respectively.

Performance Plus customers will be upgraded to Comcast’s Blast! tier, which will double their download speeds to up to 16 Mbps and provide up to 2 Mbps of upload speed.

Plus, with PowerBoost technology, Comcast High-Speed Internet customers are able to enjoy even faster speeds to download and upload files such as videos, games, music and photos.

Comcast’s new Extreme 50 and Ultra 22 Mbps high-speed Internet tiers will be available to Independence and Olathe area Business Services customers as well, beginning Tuesday, December 15, at competitive commercial pricing, and will include features like Microsoft Communications Services, Windows Sharepoint, web hosting, Mobile Support and more.

These announcements propel the Independence and Olathe area into one of the most advanced high-speed Internet communities in the nation and showcase the power of Comcast’s advanced digital, high-capacity fiber-optic network, a flexible, scalable infrastructure that is ready to expand into the future. The result is an unmatched consumer and business experience that will continue to converge video, high-speed Internet and digital phone services with future applications like Universal Caller ID to the TV and PC, viewable voice mail and the ability to program DVRs remotely.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.8 million cable customers, 15.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

Twin Cities Region Media Contact:
Mary Beth Schubert
marybeth_schubert@cable.comcast.com
(651) 493-5775

Dave Nyberg
dave_nyberg@cable.comcast.com
(651) 493-5291

100 Mbps Internet Service in Twin Cities Press Release

Comcast Launches 100 Mbps High-Speed Internet Service
For Businesses in the Twin Cities

Comcast Offers One of the Fastest Internet Speeds in the U.S. Includes Comprehensive Business Solution with Microsoft and McAfee Software to Increase Productivity and Provide Security Protection

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, MN AND PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 8, 2009 – Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today launched a 100 Mbps high-speed Internet service to businesses in the Twin Cities region. For the first time, Comcast is offering business customers one of the fastest broadband services available in the U.S. today: up to 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) downloads and up to 15 Mbps uploads.

The service is another demonstration of the power of Comcast’s deployment of next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 technology, which sets a new standard for delivering high-speed Internet service across fiber-optic networks. The technology, also referred to as wideband, will enable Comcast to continue to deliver progressively faster speeds well into the future.

“Internet speeds this fast are a game changer for businesses,” said Bill Stemper, President of Comcast Business Services. “When Comcast doubled its Internet speeds last year, business customers immediately took advantage of that wideband pipe to connect regional offices, support remote employees, and perform large file transfers,” Stemper added. “100 Mbps service is ideal for data-intensive businesses that need this kind of speed and want an alternative to slower, more expensive T1 lines.”

The 100 Mbps service is a comprehensive business solution that includes Microsoft Communication Services (valued at more than $500) a world-class productivity suite that combines Windows SharePoint and Microsoft Outlook email powered by Microsoft Exchange Server for no additional fee. In addition, the service includes McAfee’s Security Suite software (up to a $280 annual retail value) that protects up to 25 PCs from viruses and spyware. There are a range of other Web site hosting, design features and options available as well.

With download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, customers will be able to operate their businesses more efficiently and productively than ever. For example, downloading a large 2 GB file (such as a hi-res X-ray or a graphic design) can be completed in about 2 minutes. To download the same sized file on a typical business class 1.5 Mbps T1 line would take more than 3 hours.

“We’re thrilled to be the first market to offer a 100 Mbps service to our business customers in Minnesota,” said Bill Wright, Vice President, Comcast Twin Cities Region. “This offering reaffirms our commitment to be the speed leader in the Twin Cities and Minnesota and to help businesses succeed with tools that can have a real impact on their bottom lines.”

Today’s announcement propels the Twin Cities region into one of the leading high-speed Internet communities in the nation and showcases the power of Comcast’s advanced digital, high-capacity fiber-optic network. Comcast has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Twin Cities to create a network that is flexible, scalable and ready to expand into the future.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

Rollout of Extreme 50 MBPS Service Press Release

COMCAST BEGINS ROLLOUT OF EXTREME 50 MBPS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET SERVICE

Plans to Reach More Than 10 Major Markets and Nearly 10 Million Homes and Businesses in the Next Several Months

Two New, Faster Speed Tiers Introduced and Speeds Doubled for Most Existing Customers

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22, 2008 – Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced it is making the leap from broadband to wideband with the launch of next-generation DOCSIS 3.0. With wideband, Comcast will introduce a brand new echelon of Internet speed tiers, which will redefine the customer experience online and create a platform for Internet innovation in the years ahead.

In the next few weeks, Comcast’s new services will be available to millions of residential homes and businesses in parts of New England, including the Boston Metropolitan region and Southern New Hampshire, as well as areas of Philadelphia and New Jersey. These services also will be available in the Twin Cities where wideband was launched earlier this year. Comcast plans to continue to roll out wideband across its footprint and expects to reach more than 10 major markets and pass nearly 10 million homes and businesses in the next several months.

With wideband, Comcast will offer among the fastest speeds available today, including the Extreme 50 tier at up to 50 Mbps. It also will enable Comcast to double speeds for the majority of existing high-speed Internet customers at no additional cost.

“Wideband is a game-changer for the industry. With wideband running over our next-generation fiber-optic network, we can greatly enhance our customers’ online experience immediately. And these speeds are only a preview of what’s to come; wideband will provide the capability of delivering dramatically faster speeds in excess of 160 Mbps in the future,” said Mitch Bowling, SVP and General Manager, Comcast Online Services. “Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to offer more speed to more homes than any other U.S. Internet service provider.”

As part of the wideband deployment, Comcast will launch two new premium speed tiers to its residential and business class customers. Both services are ideal for households or businesses simultaneously using several computers or Internet-connected devices. They also will appeal to those who simply want some of the fastest speeds available in the U.S. today:

New Residential Tiers
Extreme 50, offering up to 50 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 10 Mbps of upstream speed at $139.95/month.*

Ultra, offering up to 22 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 5 Mbps of upstream speed at $62.95/month.*

With Extreme 50, Comcast customers, for example, will be able to download a high-def movie (6 GB) in about 16 minutes, a standard-def movie (2 GB) in about 5 minutes and a standard-def TV show (300 MB) in a matter of seconds. Customers with Extreme 50 also will be able to download digital photos, songs and games faster than ever.

In addition to the new speed tiers, Comcast also is increasing speeds for most of its existing customers.

Performance tier customers will benefit from doubled downstream and upstream speeds, offering up to 12 Mbps and 2 Mbps, respectively.

Performance Plus customers will be upgraded to Comcast’s Blast! tier, which will double their download speeds to up to 16 Mbps and provide up to 2 Mbps of upload speed.

Plus, with PowerBoost technology, customers are able to enjoy even faster speeds to download and upload files such as videos, games, music and photos.

New Business Class Tiers
Business customers will benefit from wideband with increased efficiency and productivity. Customers can sign up for the Deluxe 50 Mbps / 5 Mbps tier for $189.95/month, which includes a full suite of features and support. As part of their service, Comcast Business Class customers receive Microsoft Communications Services, providing corporate-class e-mail, calendaring and document sharing, as well as additional benefits such as firewall protection, static IP addresses, multiple e-mail addresses and business class 24/7 customer support. Existing business class customers also will receive complimentary speed increases speeds on the Starter tier will be doubled to up to 12 Mbps / 2 Mbps and a new Premium Tier also will be introduced, offering speeds up to 22 Mbps / 5 Mbps for only $99.95/month.

To find out when wideband will be available customers can call 1-800-Comcast.
*Pricing for residential customers and requires subscription to Comcast Cable service.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.6 million cable customers, 14.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.6 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNets networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

Extreme High-Speed Internet Service Press Release

Comcast Unleashes New 50/5 Mbps Extreme High-Speed Internet Service
Using DOCSIS 3.0 Technology in the Twin Cities

Minneapolis and St. Paul Markets First to Showcase Power of Wideband and
Unveil a New Generation of Speed Enhancements for Consumers

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, MN – April 3, 2008 – Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today unveiled a new extreme high-speed Internet service in its first DOCSIS 3.0, or wideband, market in the Twin Cities region. For the first time, Comcast is offering residents and businesses one of the fastest broadband services available in the U.S. today: up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps) downloads and up to 5 Mbps uploads.

The new speed tier option is a demonstration of Comcast’s first deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) technology, which sets a new standard for delivering high-speed Internet service across fiber-optic cable networks. Comcast expects to deliver even faster speeds of up to 100 Mbps to its customers over the next two years with the capability of delivering higher speeds of 160 Mbps or more in the future.

“This announcement marks the beginning of the evolution from broadband to wideband,” said Mitch Bowling, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast High-Speed Internet, Comcast Cable. “Wideband is the future and it’s coming fast. We believe wideband will usher-in a new era of speed and Internet innovation for today’s digital consumers.”

Comcast is rolling out these extreme speeds in the Twin Cities region beginning today. With download speeds of up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps, customers will be able to download movies, music and television shows, as well as upload digital photographs faster than ever. For example, Comcast customers using the 50 Mbps service could download a 4 GB HD movie in about 10 minutes. To download the same file on Qwest’s 1.5 Mbps DSL service would take more than 6 hours. The new 50 Mbps / 5 Mbps speed tier will be offered at $149.95 per month for residential customers. Comcast Business Class customers can also take advantage of the new 50/5 speed tier for $199.95 per month, which includes business class features and support.

“As Minnesota’s leading broadband provider, we’re thrilled to be offering this exciting new option for high-speed Internet customers,” said Bill Wright, Vice President, Comcast Twin Cities Region. “This is nothing less than a watershed moment for the future of this region. Today’s announcement emphasizes our commitment to help keep the Twin Cities and Minnesota on the cutting edge of new technology.”

More Speed – Same Price

Coupled with the new extreme speed tier offering, Comcast High-Speed Internet residential customers in the Twin Cities region will also enjoy increased upload speeds on their existing services for no additional cost. Comcast will nearly triple the upload speed of its 6 Mbps / 384 Kbps Performance tier to 6 Mbps / 1 Mbps and more than double the upload speed of its 8 Mbps / 768 Kbps Performance Plus tier to 8 Mbps / 2 Mbps. In addition, with Comcast’s PowerBoost technology, customers are able to enjoy even faster speeds of up to 12 Mbps downloads and 2 Mbps uploads on the Performance tier and 16 Mbps downloads on the Performance Plus tier for files like videos, games, music and digital photographs.

More Speed for Business

Twin Cities region Comcast Business Class customers will also experience faster Internet access. For example, speeds for Comcast Business Class Enhanced tier customers have been doubled from 8 Mbps / 1 Mbps to 16 Mbps download / 2 Mbps upload. Faster speeds mean more power and a distinct competitive advantage for small-to-medium sized businesses.

These announcements propel the Twin Cities region into one of the most advanced high-speed Internet communities in the nation and showcase the power of Comcast’s advanced digital, high-capacity fiber-optic network. Comcast has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Twin Cities to create an advanced fiber-optic network that is flexible, scalable and ready to expand into the future. The result is an unmatched consumer and business experience that will continue to converge video, high-speed Internet and digital phone services with future applications like Universal Caller ID to the TV and PC, viewable voice mail and the ability to program DVRs remotely.

About Comcast

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 13.2 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.6 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

Comcast serves more than 554,000 customers in 111 communities throughout the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Comcast, whose local headquarters offices are located in St. Paul, employs more than 1,900 local residents. For more information about Comcast’s products and services in the Twin Cities, please call 651-222-3333, or visit the company’s Web site at www.comcast.com.

Media Contact:
Mary Beth Schubert
marybeth_schubert@cable.comcast.com
(651) 222-3333