Comcast Brings Wideband to Philly

Docsis 3.0 launch completes the company’s rollout of faster Internet speeds to all areas of the Philadelphia market

July 22, 2009

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PHILADELPHIA -- Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), 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 in the City of Philadelphia. The launch in the city completes the company’s roll-out of faster Internet speeds to all areas of the Philadelphia market including the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware. The speed upgrades began in December 2008.

The Company also announced it has reached nearly 50% of all homes passed by its High-Speed Internet service with its superfast wideband speeds, which means today nearly 25 million homes and businesses can now enjoy one of the fastest Internet services in the country.

With wideband, Comcast introduces a new echelon of Internet speed tiers, which redefines the customer experience online and creates a platform for Internet innovation in the years ahead. Wideband allows Comcast to offer among the fastest speeds available today, including the Extreme 50 tier with download speeds of up to 50 Mbps. It also enables Comcast to double speeds for the majority of existing high-speed Internet customers at no additional cost.

“I applaud Comcast and their efforts to be the first to bring the benefits of advanced wideband Internet to all areas of our city,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “We are proud of hometown companies like Comcast that enrich our lives through their innovation and investment.”

“Wideband utilizes our existing advanced fiber-optic network in neighborhoods across our footprint. With this next generation service, our customers’ online experience is dramatically enhanced,” said Amy Smith, senior vice president of Comcast’s Freedom Region. “This new service will enable us to continue to offer our customers even faster speeds and an entirely new realm of Internet innovation.”

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)

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