Comcast Unleases Wideband in Sacramento

Comcast announced it is making the leap from broadband to wideband with the launch of next-generation Docsis 3.0 in the Sacramento area

April 12, 2010

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LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Comcast, one of the nation's leading providers 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 Sacramento area (see complete list of cities and areas below). The launch completes Comcast’s rollout of the service in California. The company previously deployed wideband in the San Francisco Bay Area and several portions of the Central Valley, including Davis, Roseville and Placerville. Comcast has now rolled out the new wideband technology to nearly 80 percent of its footprint across the nation, which means that more than 40 million homes and businesses can now enjoy one of the fastest Internet services in the country.

With wideband, Comcast has introduced a new echelon of Internet speed tiers, which will redefine the customer experience online and create a platform for Internet innovation in the years ahead. Comcast now offers some of the fastest speeds available in Central California, including the Extreme 50 tier with download speeds of up to 50 Mbps. Wideband also enables Comcast to double speeds for the majority of existing high-speed Internet customers.

Beginning today, Comcast’s new internet services will be available to residential homes and businesses in all regions of Sacramento County, including: Antelope, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Elverta, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Galt, Gold River, Mather, North Highlands, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda and Sacramento. Customers in these areas will soon be conducting business, surfing the web and playing online games even faster.

"Wideband utilizes our existing advanced fiber-optic network in neighborhoods across our footprint to dramatically enhance our customers' online experience," said Fred Walkover, Vice President of Comcast’s Sacramento Area. "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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