Comcast Hits 1 Million HD Boxes


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Buoyed in part by customers scrambling to watch Sunday’s Super Bowl in all of
its high-definition glory, Comcast Cable said it has breached the 1 million mark on
deployed set-tops with high-definition capability.

Of that figure, 800,000 were deployed in 2004, the company said, but noted
that the company has seen a 143 percent increase in the number of customers
connecting HDTV sets to the operator’s hi-def service so far this month compared
to January 2004.

Comcast presently offers HD in 62 markets, equal to 93 percent of its service
footprint. Shelly Palmer

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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