A Look at Comcast
About the Company
Comcast® is the largest cable provider in the United States. They provide television, Internet and phone service, and media content to customers in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
The company was originally formed in 1963 with the name American Cable Systems, but was renamed Comcast Corporation when it incorporated in 1969 in Philadelphia, where it’s still headquartered. From its roots as a television broadcast provider, Comcast has grown to a multi-media conglomerate. In addition to its cable TV, Internet and phone services, Comcast also has a number of content and programming related deals, acquisitions, and ventures. They have content deals with networks like E!, G4 and Style, as well as a 51 percent ownership in NBC Universal.
In 2010, Comcast rebranded their triple play service—consisting of cable TV, Internet and phone—to Xfinity®.
Digital Cable TV
Comcast offers HDTV programming, 3DTV programming, optional DVR equipment and services, and in-home and online On Demand pay-per-view programming. In 2010 Comcast revealed their Xfinity TV App for mobile devices and tablets that will enable customers to view On Demand content from those devices.
For an additional fee, customers can subscribe to Xfinity TV Online, which offers customers the ability to manage and watch a number of Comcast channels online. The service is a mixture of content-streaming and IPTV, offering exclusive Comcast content as well as On Demand pay-per-view type content.
Comcast has three broadband high-speed Internet packages offering varying levels of speed and performance. Some packages include online storage space, Comcast-provided email accounts, and bundled computer security software.
All packages include unlimited calling anywhere in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Additional features include voicemail that can be checked online and with a smart phone, universal caller ID and more.
Comcast offers services in 39 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.