Comcast Dials Up Boston, Hartford


Boston and Hartford, Conn., will be the next two Comcast Corp. markets to get “Comcast Digital Voice.”

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts made the announcement during a speech before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.

The MSO said Comcast Digital Voice runs via its privately managed advanced broadband network using Internet-protocol technology, not the public Internet, differentiating it from other voice-over-IP services.

Comcast has said it plans to reach 20 markets and 15 million homes with Comcast Digital Voice in 2005 and all Comcast markets -- approximately 40 million homes -- by year-end 2006.

“Comcast is delivering on its promise to provide customers with a reliable, efficient and innovative voice service that redefines how consumers will use communications to enrich their lives," Roberts said in a prepared statement.