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Comcast Reports Q1 2005 Results

Comcast Cable reported revenue of $5.1 billion for Q1, representing a $453 million or 9.7% increase from the $4.7 billion in the first quarter of 2004. Comcast High-Speed Internet service revenue increased 32.5% to $925 million. Video revenue increased $178 million or 5.6% to $3.4 billion in Q1. Comcast added 414,000 cable modem customers in Q1 giving it a total of 7.4 million subscribers, representing a penetration rate of 18.3% of available homes. Average monthly revenue per subscriber was $42.81 in the first quarter of 2005, a slight increase from the first quarter of 2004. Comcast Cable added 200,000 new digital customers, giving it a total of 8.8 million subscribers. Digital cable penetration reached 41.1% of basic subscribers. Comcast has deployed a combined 1.6 million set-top boxes with DVR and/or HDTV programming capability, an increase of more than 1 million in the past year. More than 428,000 or 25% of these advanced set-top boxes were deployed in Q1, generating an incremental $5 to $10 of monthly revenue per box. CAPEX increased 8.5% to $883 million from the same period last year.

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