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January 2, 2007 > Comcast to invest $80 million dollars in Bay Area

Comcast to invest $80 million dollars in Bay Area

PRNewswire, Dec 27_On the eve of the New Year, Comcast, the Bay Area's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced plans to invest an additional $80 million dollars to turbo-charge the existing network infrastructure in eight Bay Area communities.

More than a quarter-million homes in Los Gatos, Milpitas, Saratoga, Santa Rosa, Hayward, San Leandro, Sunnyvale and Half Moon Bay will have their broadband network improved using the latest state-of-the-art 1 GHz technology. Over the next eighteen months, Comcast will be working with local city officials on our plans and notifying customers as we rollout out the most up- to-date broadband technology in their specific neighborhoods.

Over the next eighteen months the company will be laying over 2,200 miles of fiber-optic cable, (long enough to cover the distance from San Francisco to Chicago), in expanding a network that is scalable, reliable and highly integrated while continuing to provide our customers more convenience, choices and content. Upon completion of the project, customers in these eight cities will have access to more channels, video-on-demand, Comcast Digital Voice and the company's highly desired "Triple Play" which provides the entire suite of telecommunications services for one low monthly price.

Since Comcast acquired the 128 cable franchises in the Bay Area from AT&T, the company will have invested over $663 million dollars in improving California's infrastructure.

Each year, Comcast has continued to expand and enhance its products and services to better serve our customers needs. In 2006, Comcast products and services included:

Comcast Triple Play:
Offering customers convenience and the best deal for video, voice and online for $33 each-great products for unbeatable price.

Comcast On Demand:
Provides Comcast Digital Cable customers more control than ever before to watch their favorite shows on their own schedule. Video-on-demand offers customers approximately 4,000 programs including movies, music, sports, news, instructional and entertainment programming and more selections available 24 hours 7 days a week. About 95% of the content is available at no additional charge.

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