Comcast Tops 100 HD Channels In East Lansing

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Comcast today announced another major milestone in its ongoing digital network enhancement by delivering local customers in the communities of Alaiedon, East Lansing, Meridian and Wheatfield access to more than 100 High Definition channels. 

This “World of More” digital upgrade is currently underway in dozens of other Michigan communities, clearing the way for more HD and On Demand programming, as well as faster Internet speeds and more interactive features.

Over the last several months, Comcast digitized more than 40 channels on the local TV lineup in these communities, enabling it to add more than 55 new HD channels, including popular channels such as WGN HD, BET HD, CBS College Sports HD and CMT HD.

As part of the upgrade of its advanced fiber-optic network, Comcast is providing customers with digital equipment for up to three TVs (one digital set-top box and two digital adapters) at no additional cost. Customers who have been watching these analog cable channels without digital equipment should contact Comcast now to receive the digital equipment that is available to them at no additional cost. 

Customers can visit www.comcast.com/digitalnow, call (877) 634-4434 or stop by the Comcast customer service center in Lansing (203 North Clippert) to receive their equipment.

Comcast’s digital network enhancement does not affect its Limited Basic Cable, Digital Economy and Family Tier customers.

To enjoy HD programming, customers must have an HDTV and an HD-enabled set-top box from Comcast.  For more information about Comcast’s products and services, call (888) COMCAST (266-2278) or visit www.comcast.com.

With this upgrade to Comcast’s fiber-optic network, the company is making it easier for consumers to access the benefits of digital cable — superior digital picture and sound quality, interactive services like On Demand, more than 46 music channels, parental controls and the interactive program guide. All of these interactive services are only available with a digital set-top box. The enhancement will also allow Comcast to boost the size of its On Demand library, which already offers digital cable customers more than 17,000 programs at any time, the vast majority of them for no additional charge.

Comcast’s Michigan Region serves more than one million customers statewide and employs approximately 4,000 people.  Comcast has three major call centers  in the state and houses its Michigan Region headquarters in Southfield.

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