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 and Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. announce a partnership to bring the Xfinity TV app to Samsung smart televisions and tablets.

Comcast introduces metro Ethernet services for mid-sized businesses.

Comcast introduces a 100 Mbps Internet speed tier for business customers.

Comcast is named Operator of the Year by leading industry trade publication Multichannel News.
2012 Comcast and NBCUniversal deliver first multiplatform Olympics to American viewers, streaming every event live online.

SpectrumCo, LLC, a joint venture between Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, sells 122 advanced wireless services spectrum licenses to Verizon Wireless for $3.6 billion.

Comcast Corporation partners with Comcast-Spectacor and The Cordish Companies to create XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, a dining and entertainment district in South Philadelphia.

Comcast launches 305 Mbps high-speed Internet service.

Comcast begins National launch of X1, the next-generation cloud-enabled television platform, and introduces the X1 Remote Control app.
2013 Comcast acquires GE's entire 49% common equity stake in the NBCUniversal joint venture for approximately $16.7 billion  Additionally, NBCUniversal purchases from GE the properties used by NBCUniversal at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ for approximately $1.4 billion.

Comcast Business Services launches Comcast Business Hospitality, a new product suite consisting of Ethernet, Internet, video and voice services packaged in one integrated offering customized for the hospitality industry.

Comcast Business Services unveils Upware™ – a cloud-based business-to-business software marketplace for small business customers.

Comcast launches the new Xfinity Wireless Gateway, giving customers the fastest in-home WiFi connection versus its major competitors.

Comcast launches its neighborhood WiFi initiative with the goal to enable millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots at no additional cost.

Xfinity WiFi network is the largest network in the country with more than 350,000 hotspots.

Comcast is named "Operator of the Year" by leading industry trade publication Multichannel News.
2014 Brian Roberts, Michael Angelakis and the Investor Relations team are named to Institutional Investor magazine's "2014 All-America Executive Team." This is the seventh time Brian Roberts has been named, the fifth time for Michael Angelakis, and a repeat performance by the Investor Relations team.

Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable announced they have signed a definitive agreement to merge in a friendly, stock-for-stock transaction in which Comcast will acquire 100 percent of Time Warner Cable's 284.9 million shares outstanding for shares of CMCSA amounting to approximately $45.2 billion in equity value.

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From our founding's as single system cable provider to our role as a leader in business telecommunications, the Comcast Business History is rich with customer satisfaction.