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Comcast Helps Power the Digital Home With the Launch of "Xfinity Home" Service in San Francisco Bay Area

Broadband-Based System Enables Customers to Remotely Monitor Their Home and Control Digital Thermostats and Lights in Real-Time

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity® Home in portions of the company's San Francisco Bay Area service area. Xfinity Home offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection backed by 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home. The service also comes with the Xfinity Home app, which is available for free on Apple's iTunes App Store®. 

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Xfinity® Home launches today for Comcast customers in the East Bay and North Bay.   Other portions of Comcast service area, including San Francisco, South Bay, West Bay and Monterey/Salinas will launch at a future date.

"Xfinity Home brings digital home monitoring to a new level," said Mitch Bowling, Senior Vice President and General Manager of New Businesses for Comcast Cable. "It comes with a range of broadband-based technologies that empower customers to stay better connected to their home virtually anytime, anywhere."

Downloadable high resolution B-roll footage of the service is available via YouSendIt from the following link: https://rcpt.yousendit.com/1429694872/c3dfc77204fde4bcf5520ad02b746c15

Xfinity Home offers consumers the ability to create personalized settings that can do things like provide real-time e-mail or text alerts when doors open or close or when motion detectors report activity occurring inside or outside of the home. In addition, the service comes with a tablet-like touch screen with a menu of widgets that allow access to the latest weather, news, traffic, and sports scores.

In addition to 24/7 professional monitoring, Xfinity Home provides customers with the ability to:

  • watch live streaming video of their home via wireless cameras;
  • access security controls remotely via a Web portal or the Xfinity Home app for the iPhone;
  • manage home utilities like digital thermostats and lights;
  • have more peace of mind since both battery and cellular backup helps ensure customers remain fully protected even in the event of a power outage.

"It's exhilarating to introduce a state-of-the-art service like Xfinity Home, with its combination of next-generation security and automated home control, to the Bay Area," said Curt Henninger, regional senior vice president of Comcast's California Region.  "This cutting edge product leverages the power and flexibility of our fiber optic broadband network to bring remote energy management and live video monitoring of the home to our teach-savvy and environmentally conscious customers in the region."

Today, Comcast is selling the Xfinity Home Preferred Package for as low as $39.95 per month. Xfinity Home customers will also be eligible to receive up to a 20 percent discount on their homeowners' insurance. Visit www.xfinity.com/home for more information on pricing, equipment and additional features.

The service was first unveiled in Houston in mid-2010 with the name Xfinity Home Security and is continuing to roll out into various markets in the U.S.

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

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