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   June 27, 2012 Tammy Sun/Neil Grace

   (202) 418-0505/(202) 418-0506



      Comcast Agrees to Unprecedented Extension of "Standalone" Broadband
                               Service Condition;

                 Will Pay $800,000 as Part of Merger Settlement

   Washington, DC -- Today, the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal
   Communications Commission adopted a consent decree resolving the FCC's
   investigation of Comcast Corporation's compliance with certain
   broadband-related merger conditions imposed by the Commission's Order
   approving the Comcast-NBCU transaction. The Bureau specifically negotiated
   an unprecedented year-long extension of the merger condition requiring
   Comcast to offer a reasonably priced broadband option to consumers who do
   not receive their cable service from the company. In addition, Comcast
   will pay an $800,000 voluntary contribution to the U.S. Treasury as part
   of the settlement.

   FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said, "Today's action demonstrates that
   compliance with Commission orders is not optional. The remedies announced
   today will benefit consumers and foster competition, including from online
   video and satellite providers, by ensuring that standalone broadband is
   truly available in Comcast's service areas. I am pleased we were able to
   resolve this issue."

   FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Michele Ellison said, "This Consent Decree is
   a huge win for consumers. It reinforces and extends the terms of the
   Commission's merger order to ensure that consumers have reasonably priced
   standalone broadband Internet options, as the Commission originally
   intended." Ms. Ellison also stated, "The unprecedented merger condition
   extension, significant voluntary contribution, and robust compliance plan
   send a clear message to the American public and the communications
   industry that the FCC will vigorously enforce its merger conditions, to
   the ultimate benefit of consumers."

   Among other conditions in the Comcast-NBCU Order, the Commission required
   Comcast to continue to offer standalone broadband Internet access services
   at reasonable prices and with sufficient bandwidth to customers who do not
   subscribe to Comcast's video cable services. Specifically, the Commission
   required Comcast to offer standalone broadband services on terms
   equivalent to packages that bundle broadband and video cable service.
   Comcast was ordered to offer a broadband service with a download speed of
   at least 6 mbps at a price no greater than $49.95 for three years. The
   Commission also prohibited Comcast from raising prices on the required
   broadband service for two years. Finally, Comcast had to "visibly offer
   and actively market" standalone broadband Internet access service to
   highlight the availability of this special service and other standalone
   broadband services.

   After receiving information suggesting that Comcast was not adequately
   marketing its standalone broadband services, the Bureau thoroughly
   investigated Comcast's compliance with the merger condition. Comcast
   responded fully to the Bureau's investigation. Ultimately, the Bureau and
   Comcast reached agreement to address the Bureau's concerns, resulting in
   today's consent decree.

   Under the terms of the consent decree, Comcast must continue to offer its
   "Performance Starter" service until at least February 21, 2015,
   representing a one-year extension beyond the requirement in the
   Comcast-NBCU Order. This is the first consent decree in FCC history
   extending a merger condition. Consumers will directly benefit from the
   greater availability of this reasonably priced broadband option,
   potentially worth many millions of dollars in savings to consumers.
   Comcast also must pay $800,000 to the U.S Treasury.

   In addition, the consent decree imposes a detailed compliance plan
   requiring Comcast to undertake numerous actions, including the following:

     * training its customer service representatives and retail sales
       personnel to reinforce their awareness and familiarity with the
       Performance Starter service;

     * ensuring that new and existing Comcast customers have equal access to
       a web page devoted exclusively to describing and permitting online
       purchase of all retail standalone broadband Internet service options;

     * listing the Performance Starter service tier on product lists issued
       to Comcast customers;

     * conducting a major advertising promotion of Comcast's standalone
       retail broadband Internet access service offerings in 2013; and

     * continuing to offer the Performance Starter service at its owned and
       operated retail locations and offering its third-party retail agents
       and independent dealers the opportunity to sell the Performance
       Starter broadband service.

   Ms. Ellison added, "I'd like to thank the staff for their hard work and
   professionalism in connection with this historic settlement and
   acknowledge Comcast's cooperation and willingness to ensure that the
   benefits of the merger condition are fully realized."

   For further information, please contact Jeffrey Gee, Deputy Chief,
   Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau, FCC,

   Please direct media inquiries to Tammy Sun at 202-418-0505 or Neil Grace
   at 202-418-0506.


   News and other information about the FCC is available at

   Applications of Comcast Corporation, General Electric Company, and NBC
   Universal, Inc. for Consent to Assign Licenses and Transfer Control of
   Licenses, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 26 FCC Rcd 4238, 4362-63, Appendix
   AS: IV.D (1)-(3) (2011) (Comcast-NBCU Order). The Comcast-NBCU Order
   approved the assignment and transfer of control of various FCC licenses
   from General Electric Company to Comcast, allowing creation of a joint
   venture between NBC Universal, Inc. and Comcast.

   See id. at 4362.

   News media Information 202 / 418-0500

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   Federal Communications Commission

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   This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the
   full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v.
   FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).