Friday, April 25, 2003
Comcast ready to connect town to 21st century
Comcast announced on April 17 that high-speed Internet and digital cable are now available to residents in Carlisle, Concord, Littleton and Boxborough. According to Comcast representative Marc Goodman, ____% of Carlisle has been wired.
The Town of Carlisle received a letter from Comcast, notifying officials that the company has fulfilled the upgrade requirements set out in the last contract, of October 2001. Thus they have avoided a $300,000 penalty (had they failed to upgrade the town by the end of this month) and their license is automatically extended from five to ten years.
Comcast's Internet service provides rapid access to the Web with no modem dial-up or extra phone line needed. Their HDTV (high-definition TV) service includes high-definition broadcasts of ABC, NBC, PBS, HBO and Showtime, and features a wide-screen picture. Residents who have a HDTV-ready set will be able to rent a set-top box which will allow them to view high-definition broadcasts.
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