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About Comcast in Brookline

Company name: Comcast Cable (rebranded as XFINITY)

Corporate affiliation: A division of Comcast Corporation

Services: Digital cable, voice, high-speed Internet, home security, home automation

Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pa.

Founded: 1963

If you've never heard of XFINITY in Brookline, Comcast is probably a much more familiar name. The cable TV giant rebranded its home services under the name XFINITY in 2010.

The company got its start in the early 1960s when three business partners purchased a local cable TV operation in Tupelo, Miss., serving around 15,000 customers. By 1986, the number of Comcast subscribers had grown to 1 million. Today, Comcast has around 20 million video subscribers and ranks as the country's biggest cable TV provider.

Telephone, Internet and other services bring the total customer base to approximately 50 million. Comcast made a bid to grow even larger in February 2014 when it began the process of merging with Time Warner Cable.

Checking Availability of Comcast in Brookline

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XFINITY TV from Comcast in Brookline

Operating as the XFINITY brand, Comcast offers digital cable to residential customers. The following overview provides some general details on what consumers could expect from Brookline Comcast service.

Package selection, channels, availability of Spanish-language programming and other features may vary by location.

Cable packages

The Comcast selection includes up to five home cable packages, each with different channel lineups and prices:

Limited Basic

Focuses primarily on local programming. Channels: 10+

Digital Economy

Offers a broader selection of channels than the Limited Basic package, including national networks such as CNN and Discovery Channel. Channels: 45+

Digital Starter

The mid-range XFINITY package further expands the selection of national network programming. Channels: 140+

Digital Preferred

Includes the ENCORE® premium network and sports channels like NBA TV and NFL Network. Channels: 220+

Digital Premier

Comcast's most substantial XFINITY package, with a channel selection that includes SHOWTIME®, HBO®, Cinemax® and STARZ®. Channels: 260+

Channel lineup and programming

Although selection varies by package, this list provides a general outline of the type of channels available with Comcast in Brookline. Channel selection includes:

  • Local - Local network affiliates and government-access television
  • National - USA Network, HISTORY, AMC, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, FX and Syfy
  • Sports - ESPN, ESPNews, NFL Network, NHL Network, NBA TV, MLB Network
  • News - Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television
  • Family- Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Disney Channel, ABC Family

Additional channels are available with certain specialty packages, such as Spanish-language and international programming. Comcast also offers pay-per-view sporting events and more than 80,000 movies and shows on demand.

Technology features

Comcast in Brookline offers many of the high-tech features that have become increasingly common in the industry, including DVR service, high-definition programming, live streaming and mobile apps for remote viewing and DVR access.

One of the newest Comcast features is the X1 Entertainment Operating System®. The interactive platform connects DVR service, programming search and online applications. A voice command function is also available.

See How Comcast in Brookline Measures Up Against Competitors

You have a number of choices for cable TV in Brookline. Comcast may or may not provide the best solution for your needs. Before making a final decision, compare and contrast Comcast with providers like DIRECTV. You can also call %phone% to learn more about options for TV service in your area.

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Data updated on 2015-09-10. Data collected from http://www.comcast.com