Comcast Adds Broadband in 58 Vermont Communities

Comcast announced the beginning of a massive 300-mile extension
of its fiber network in 2007, expanding access to Comcast’s cable television,
high-speed Internet and phone services in 58

Vermont communities.

Many residents of the communities benefiting from this network
extension still depend on copper-wire phone service, dial-up Internet and
satellite TV companies, which cannot match the clarity of Comcast’s
High-Definition picture or deliver ON DEMAND programming. With the company’s
innovative phone service — Comcast Digital Voice — scheduled to launch in
Vermont later this year, the network extension will soon
bring Vermonters from
Westminster to

Coventry the monthly
savings and one-stop-shopping ease of Comcast’s Triple Play bundle of Digital
Cable with ON DEMAND, Comcast High-Speed Internet and Comcast Digital Voice
services.

Because Comcast provides complimentary broadband services to
schools, libraries and Boys & Girls Clubs in
Vermont,
its investments in education and youth development also will increase in

Vermont with this
significant network expansion.

“Comcast is delivering on our commitment to bring
cutting-edge services to many parts of
Vermont
that have never before had broadband,” said Dan Blakeman, Vice President
of Comcast’s

Vermont
system. “With the arrival of spring, we have deployed construction crews
all over the state who are hard at work getting the job done.”

This year’s network extension activity will take place in 58
communities, including Ira, Sunderland,
Manchester,

Plainfield, Hardwick, Hyde Park,
Morristown, Hartland,
Mount

Holly,
Chester,
Londonderry, Weston,
Woodstock,
Coventry,

Brattleboro,
Vernon,
Poultney, Chittenden, Middletown Springs, West Rutland, Ferrisburg and
St. Albans. The expansion is on top of the build out of
350 miles of broadband in

Vermont
last year.

Customers will be notified in advance of local network construction
activity and will receive various forms of communication as Comcast services
become available in new areas, Blakeman said.

Since entering

Vermont
in November 2006, Comcast has been hard at work expanding its services in the
state, investing in its fiber network and partnering with local communities.
The company has launched a number of its advanced services, including Digital
Cable with ON DEMAND, High-Definition Television Service, Digital Video
Recorders and Comcast High-Speed Internet service, and will soon introduce
Comcast Digital Voice. In addition, Comcast has added content of special
interest to Vermonters like UVM sports coverage on CN8, The Comcast Network.
Comcast also is assisting local non-profit organizations in

Vermont with financial, in-kind and employee
volunteer support.

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