News Release

Verizon Wireless And Comcast Team Up In Paducah, Kentucky To Deliver First-Class Video Entertainment, Communications And Internet Experiences

Offers and Incentives Bring Both New and Existing Customers More Value, Convenience and Choice

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June 20, 2012

Bonnie Hackbarth
bonnie@guthriemayes.com
502-625-1658

 

Rob Ponto
rob_ponto@cable.comcast.com
734-260-8188

PADUCAH, KY — Verizon Wireless and Comcast today announced they will offer each other’s services in Paducah and deliver a variety of offers and incentives for new and existing customers.  Now, consumers in Paducah looking to stay connected to the people and things they love while on the go or at home have new options for outstanding video, phone, Internet and wireless services.

Based on the package chosen, customers of both Comcast and Verizon Wireless could qualify for a variety of offers and incentives, including Visa® prepaid cards valued up to $300, a complementary 12-month subscription to Xfinity® Streampix, and Comcast HD DVR at no additional cost for six months, and/or a complementary 12-month upgrade to Blast!, the Xfinity Internet service that provides download speeds of up to 30 Mbps with PowerBoost®.

“Our momentum with Comcast in delivering these value packages in other markets is continually drawing praise from customers,” said John Granby, president of the Verizon Wireless Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan region.  “Because mobility is a top priority for the consumer, we have developed an offering that provides a terrific wireless, entertainment and communications experience in one spot.  Comcast’s product suite continues to deliver exceptional entertainment and communications services and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is the ideal complement to complete the package.”

Tim Collins, Comcast senior vice president of Comcast’s Heartland Region, said, “Together with Verizon Wireless, we’re delivering more value for more consumers by providing an entertainment and communications solution that aligns with their lifestyles.  Now, Comcast customers in Paducah will have the option of building a great in-home experience through our Xfinity services, along with the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ network while on the go.”

In addition to Paducah, Comcast and Verizon Wireless are expanding the offer to to several cities across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee today. Verizon Wireless and Comcast have previously introduced this offering in the following markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado, Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. 

Paducah consumers have the flexibility to order these services in person at the Verizon Wireless retail location at 5017 Hinkleville Road, or by calling 1-855-704-7400.  More details, including availability and eligibility, can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/xfinity or www.comcast.com/wireless.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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About Comcast Cable
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) (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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