COMCAST TO DOUBLE INTERNET SPEEDS FOR
SACRAMENTO, DAVIS, ROSEVILLE AND PLACERVILLE AREA CUSTOMERS
Residential High-Speed Internet Service
Gets Even Faster with BLAST!®
Sacramento, CA – (June 10, 2008) – Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, today announced that it will double the speeds of its Performance Plus high-speed Internet service in Sacramento County, Davis, Roseville and Placerville to 16 Mbps downloads and 2 Mbps uploads for residential customers, delivering an ultra-fast broadband experience at no additional cost.
The automatic upgrade to the new 16 Mbps speed tier, called BLAST! ®, will begin on June 30 and requires no action by customers who currently subscribe to Comcast’s Performance Plus 8 Mbps service. New customers, or current 6 Mbps Comcast customers who would like to upgrade to the 16 Mbps speed tier, can do so by signing up for BLAST! starting today.
With Blast!, customers, for example, would be able to download a 700 MB movie in less than 6 minutes. By comparison, downloading one 700 MB movie would take one hour with 1.5 Mbps DSL service.* Downloading files gets even faster with Comcast’s patent-pending PowerBoost™ speed enhancer, which provides extra bursts of speed when customers need it most to download files such as videos, games and music or to upload files like digital photos all at no additional charge.
“Comcast is continually upgrading our leading residential broadband service to give our customers even faster access to everything that they want online,” said Marty Robinson, Area Vice President for Comcast in Sacramento. “We continue to innovate to bring our customers the best high-speed Internet experience available.”
Comcast’s blazing-fast high-speed Internet service offers consumers the ideal way to enjoy all of the video-rich content on the Web. Additionally, Comcast customers get hundreds of dollars worth of value-added features through Comcast.net, a top-ten site, such as the highly-acclaimed McAfee Internet Security Software, Games Channel with access to Game Invasion, The Fan, Rhapsody Radio, Comcast PhotoCenter and safe, fun activities just for kids.
The upgrade from 8 Mbps to 16 Mbps for customers in these areas is one of a number of speed enhancements Comcast has made to its service over the years. Comcast will continue to increase speeds as it evolves from broadband to wideband with the introduction of DOCSIS 3.0, which will set a new standard for high-speed Internet service across its cable networks. With DOCSIS 3.0, Comcast will deliver significantly faster speeds of up to 100 Mbps to customers over the next two years with the capability of delivering higher speeds of 160 Mbps or more in the future.
Consumers who are interested in learning more about Comcast High-Speed Internet or other Comcast products and services should call 1-800-COMCAST or visit www.comcast.com.
*Actual speeds may vary.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.7 million cable customers, 14.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.2 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.
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