When cable television was invented, a way of getting higher quality television than over-the-air programming could offer seemed long overdue. Cable quickly became popular as viewers realized they could get many more channels than they used to and in a much better quality. Since the inception of cable television, many technological changes have altered the cable industry and some cable television providers have shown themselves to be better able to bring the best of new innovations to their customers. Comcast is one of these cable companies and has long been the leader in television service. Its commitment to expanding technology and bringing customers the most innovative and convenient service has made it extremely popular. Now, not only does the company offer award-winning cable television service, but it also offers its customers broadband Internet access and high quality telephone service.
Comcast’s name is synonymous with cable television and, even with its expansion of services, it still offers the best cable service available. This commitment to the highest quality television can be seen in many areas, such as its upgrades of all television programming to the digital format. While analog cable television held many advantages over over-the-air television, its quality cannot compare to the crisp, defined pictures or the CD-quality sound that digital offers. Digital television, being more advanced than analog, also allows Comcast to provide new benefits to its customers. These include an electronic program guide that displays a complete listing of all the shows playing for many hours into the future and parental controls that keep children from watching programming that is too mature for them. These features are especially important now, because Comcast’s programming selection has increased to over 250 channels, making ways to organize the channels especially useful.
Comcast has also devoted itself to offering its customers more flexibility in their television viewing than they have ever experienced before. For example, digital video recorders allow viewers to easily record and store television shows, making them perfect for adjusting your television viewing to your needs. DVRs also allow users to pause and replay live television shows, for the optimum level of flexibility. Comcast also offers its customers the convenience of ON DEMAND Pay Per View. ON DEMAND allows the viewer to have access to a movie for a set amount of time and to watch the movie whenever and however many times he or she wants during that time. It is even possible to rewind or pause the movies, making ON DEMAND as flexible as a video store rental but as convenient as regular Pay Per View.
Though Comcast has been upgrading its cable television offerings, it also has been expanding into other telecommunications needs to bring even better service to its customers. Cable-based broadband Internet is one of these services and offers a way to get much faster Internet access than dial-up (almost 100 times faster) though the same company that provides your television service. Comcast’s broadband Internet service allows you to access games, music, video, and even full-length movies without having a long wait for the downloads. Comcast even provides service like firewalls and anti-virus software to keep you safe while surfing the Internet.
Comcast also offer telephone service that, for most people, is a better value than traditional service. Within the regular calling plan, features like voice mail, call waiting, and caller ID are included, as is unlimited local and long distance service. Even international calls are discounted with this phone service.
Comcast’s upgrades to its television service as well as its forays into other telecommunications needs offer customers a convenient and affordable way to get extremely high quality service.