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Comcast Debuts Xfinity in Vermont
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
Users in the Brattleboro, Rutland and Bennington areas will be the first to enjoy the benefits of Xfinity. The company recently completed a Digital Network Enhancement project that allowed it to deliver a significant amount of new programming, including a massive expansion to over 100 high-definition (HD) channels, along with more than 25,000 On Demand choices a month including 6,000 in HD.
The Digital Network Enhancement project will continue across the state on a rolling basis in the coming months.
Comcast officials said that they would be introducing the new brand for its technology platform and products – Xfinity TV, Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Voice – which deliver increased Internet speeds, more On Demand and HD choices as well as converged services like 150,000 choices of "anytime, anywhere" online entertainment with XfinityTV.com
"Xfinity represents the future of our company and it's a promise to our customers that we'll keep innovating," said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes Vermont. "It also demonstrates our commitment to continually enhance our products and services so our customers can enjoy the best entertainment and communications choices wherever, whenever and however they want."
Also, the company recently launched a new on-screen program guide for its users, which promises to offer a faster, more user-friendly experience for the company's digital TV customers and paves the way for future enhancements.
The company has also launched the popular Xfinity TV and Xfinity Mobile apps, both of which are examples of Comcast's ongoing commitment to offer many choice and more control to its customers through its Xfinity services.
To keep pace with its customer’s requirements, Comcast has increased business hours at its six service centers across Vermont. It also redesigned its self-install kits to make them even easier for customers to use, and also introduced a Triple Play (News - Alert) Self-Install-Kit, a first of its kind offering that enables customers to choose the time that is best for them to install their own Xfinity TV, Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Voice services.
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Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by John Lahtinen