Feb 18, 2010

Comcast Launches Secure Backup & Share Online Storage Solution for Its Internet Customers

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, starting today is launching Secure Backup & Share to help its high-speed Internet customers reduce their risk of losing important files that are saved on their computers. According to Mozy, an industry leading online backup service from EMC (NYSE: EMC), an average of 140,000 hard drives crash in the United States every week. In addition to hard drive crashes, files that are saved digitally can be lost due to human error, stolen or misplaced computers, as well as viruses. Comcast wants to help reduce the risk of data loss and is encouraging consumers to backup and secure their digital files.  

"Physical belongings once stored in shoeboxes, orange crates and manila file folders are now in the form of digital files spread across various computers and smart phones. Unfortunately, these digital files can be lost forever as the result of a simple hard drive crash, or after leaving a laptop bag in a taxi," said Harel Kodesh, President of Mozy. "Online backup provides the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing your valuable files will always be available from just about anywhere at anytime." 

"As customers create and consume more digital media content, the need for online backup and storage increases significantly. Backup devices, like an external hard drive, can be lost, stolen or damaged in a fire and even if you put your backup device in a safe-deposit box, you probably aren't updating it regularly," said Cathy Avgiris, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Communications and Data Services for Comcast. "Secure Backup & Share is embedded into our high-speed Internet service so you can retrieve and share your personal digital media from any Web-enabled or wireless device. Our cloud based storage solution will provide our customers with the backup and storage they need today as well as in the future," Avgiris added.    

Secure Backup & Share allows customers to backup and share important files and offers features including:  

  • Online access for offsite backup - In the event of human error, a fire or a natural disaster, files are stored remotely and can be restored.
  • Convenient sharing - A personalized Web site allows customers to share their photos, videos, music and documents with family and friends. Many backup applications offer an online vault, but few support mobile access to backed up content for convenient access and sharing on as many devices as Comcast. 
  • Great value - Comcast High-Speed Internet customers automatically receive 2 GB of storage included with their subscription. This amount allows for storage of up to hundreds of photos, music files, or thousands of documents. Comcast also offers a 50 GB storage plan for $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually, and a 200 GB storage plan for $9.99 monthly or $99.99 annually.

For more information about Secure Backup & Share, visit www.Comcast.net/backup

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.6 million cable customers, 15.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.6 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. 

Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events. 

About Mozy
Mozy is the world's trusted online backup service for consumers and small businesses with more than one million customers, 50,000 business users and 25 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy was the first online backup service to offer a fully featured free online backup service. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007 and now operates as part of Decho Corporation. More information can be found at www.mozy.com

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