Comcast to Offer Its High-Speed Internet Service on Amazon.com, World's Largest E-tailer
Comcast today announced it has opened an online store on Amazon.com. This agreement brings together the nation's number one broadband provider and the world's largest e-tailer. The Comcast Store is a one-stop destination for Amazon.com's growing customer base to learn about and purchase Comcast High-Speed Internet and related offerings.
Through the 2006 holiday season, Comcast is presenting customers who sign up for Comcast's high-speed Internet service on Amazon.com with a $100 Amazon.com(R) Gift Certificate, good to use towards any purchase on the site. Amazon.com customers can also take advantage of Comcast's featured offer, which includes high-speed Internet for six months at $19.99/month(1).
"Comcast and Amazon share a commitment for offering customers the best products and services and a focus on customer satisfaction. Our relationship with Amazon is another way we continue to make it easy for customers to purchase Comcast High-Speed Internet at a time and place that's convenient for them. By creating an online store on Amazon, we can now be even more accessible to the site's huge customer base of more than 61 million active customer accounts," said Bob Faught, senior vice president of retail sales for Comcast.
Earlier this year, Amazon.com expanded its consumer electronics business by incorporating a broadband services category. Since it was first introduced on Amazon.com in 1999, consumer electronics has become one of the site's largest businesses.
Amazon.com customers can visit the Comcast Store to purchase Comcast High- Speed Internet, which includes value-added features, such as McAfee Security ($114 value), Rhapsody Radio PLUS ($60 value) and PhotoShow Deluxe Combo Pack ($89 value), all for no additional charge.
Comcast has successfully offered its services through the indirect retail channel since 1999.
To visit the Comcast Store on Amazon.com, go to http://www.amazon.com/comcast.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 11 million high-speed Internet customers, and 2.1 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.