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Comcast Offers Free Basic Cable With Internet or Phone Service

By : Billy Gil | Posted: 08 Oct 2008

Comcast began its “Get Ready” initiative, to help with the government-mandated transition to digital TV broadcasting, with an offer for free basic cable for 12 months to consumers who sign up for at least one other Comcast service.

New users can get basic cable only (without signing up for other services), covering about 20 to 30 channels, for $10 a month.

“The simple fact is that basic cable is the easiest path through the digital transition, and now consumers can get it for free,” said Derek Harrar, GM and SVP of video services for Comcast. “With one call to 1-800-COMCAST, we can professionally install basic cable service on every cable-ready TV.”

Also, Comcast has a dedicated Web site is available at www.comcast.com/dtvsite to help with the digital TV transition.


User comments

Commented by Anonymous
Posted on 2008-10-10 12:43:52

The interesting thing is that I already get basic cable with my Comcast Internet and Phone. By extension I also get the QAM channels. I don't know if this is an oversight; I assumed Comcast just turned the basic on when they did the other stuff.


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