|1963 ||Company founded with the purchase of 1,200-subscriber cable system in Tupelo, MS |
|1972 ||First public stock offering |
|1986 ||Comcast doubles in size to 1.2 million cable customers with the purchase of 26% of Group W Cable |
|1988 ||Company purchases 50 percent of Storer Communications, Inc., making Comcast the fifth largest cable operator |
|1994 ||Acquires Maclean Hunter’s U.S. cable operations, adding 550,000 customers |
|1995 || Acquisition of E.W. Scripps cable systems adds 800,000 customers to Comcast’s subscriber base |
|1997 ||Microsoft invests $1 billion in Comcast |
|1998 ||Comcast adds over 1.5 million subscribers by acquiring Jones Intercable, Inc. (1.1 million) and Prime Communications (406,000) |
|2000 ||Lenfest Communications, Inc. acquired, adding 1.3 million cable subscribers |
Co-founder Ralph J. Roberts inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame
|2001 ||Comcast completes the acquisition of select AT&T Broadband cable systems in six states adding 595,000 customers |
|2002 ||HD television and video-on-demand service are now available |
Comcast serves 21 million video customers in 38 states, with 6.3 million digital video customers, 3.3 million high-speed data customers, and 1.3 million cable phone subscribers
Co-founder Daniel Aaron inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame
|2003 ||Co-founder Julian Brodsky inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame |
|2004 ||Comcast introduces new Video Mail feature |
|2005 ||Digital Voice service now available |
Comcast acquired the cable systems of Susquehanna Communications and gains 225,000 video subscribers
|2006 ||Joint venture with Time Warner dissolves, Comcast received systems in Houston, TX, gaining 1.7 million subscribers |
Comcast formed Business Services and launched Internet and voice services for small businesses with less than 20 employees. Annual revenue for 2006 was $265 million.
Brian L. Roberts inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame
|2007 ||Patriot Media acquired, Comcast gains 81,000 video subscribers |
Comcast extended its offering for small businesses and launched video service.
|2008 ||Comcast announces eight billion On Demand views |
Comcast launched a new speed tier for Business Internet, offering customers download speeds of 50 Mbps and upload speeds of 10 Mbps.
Comcast received both the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 9 and 14 certifications.
Comcast activated its first cell backhaul tower.
|2009 ||Xfinity™Internet 2go wireless service now available |
Comcast launches a 100Mbps Internet speed tier for businesses.
Comcast received Microsoft’s Communications Sector Partner of the Year award.
|2010 ||Comcast acquired New Global Telecom, one of the nation’s largest providers of wholesale hosted and trunk-based VoIP solutions, bringing advanced business voice applications to Comcast. |
Comcast acquired CIMCO, a CLEC with 2,300 business customers and a company with expertise in mid-market solutions.
Comcast became the first MEF 18 certified provider in the world.
Comcast Business Services surpassed $1B in annual revenues.
|2011 ||Comcast announced that its Business Ethernet services were available in 20 markets across the country. |
Comcast launched its Solution Provider program to give key industry solution providers access to Comcast services for their customers.