Our History

1963

Company founded with the purchase of 1,200-subscriber cable system in Tupelo, MS.

1972

The company has its first public stock offering.

1986

Comcast doubles in size by adding 1.2 million cable customers with the purchase of 26 percent interest in Group W Cable.

1988

Company purchases 50 percent of Storer Communications, Inc., making Comcast the fifth largest cable operator.

1994

Comcast acquires Maclean Hunter’s U.S. cable operations, adding 550,000 customers and becomes the third largest cable operator in the United States.

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 million subscribers by acquiring Jones Intercable, Inc. and Prime Communications.

2000

Lenfest Communications, Inc. is acquired, adding 1.3 million cable subscribers.

Co-founder Ralph J. Roberts is 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

Comcast launches high-definition television (HDTV) service and Comcast High-Speed Internet.

Comcast serves over 21 million video customers in 38 states and District of Columbia, 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 is inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

2003

Comcast launches Video On Demand and unveils Comcast Digital Video Recorder (DVR).

Co-founder Julian Brodsky is 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 700,000 subscribers.

Comcast formed Business Services and launched Internet and voice services for small businesses with less than 20 employees.

Brian L. Roberts is inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame

2007

Patriot Media is acquired and Comcast gains 81,000 video subscribers.

2008

Comcast announces 10 billion On Demand views.

2009

Comcast High-Speed 2go wireless service now available.

Comcast introduces 50 Mbps Internet service.

2010

Comcast unveils Xfinity as the new brand for technology platforms and products.

2011

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

Comcast and General Electric complete their transaction to form NBCUniversal, LLC.

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.

Comcast Business given prestigious awards by the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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 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.

Comcast Business is given prestigious awards by the Metro Ethernet Forum for the second year in a row.

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 Business is given prestigious awards by the Metro Ethernet Forum for the third year in a row.