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Comcast's Project Cavalry rides into Fort Collins, Colo.

Fri, 06/25/2010 - 8:30am
Mike Robuck

Comcast will be launching up to 50 new HD channels in its Fort Collins, Colo., market once it completes its analog-to-digital conversion there next month.

Earlier this month, Comcast said it was launching 70 HD channels in the Denver area as it ramps up its Project Cavalry digital conversion initiative.

Project Cavalry frees up additional bandwidth by converting the analog channels to digital. With the additional bandwidth, Comcast has been able to offer more HD, faster DOCSIS 3.0 data tiers and more on-demand choices.

Areas of Colorado Springs, Loveland and Longmont have also launched the new HD channels, as well as Parker, Centennial, Lakewood, Golden, Broomfield and Erie. Additional areas slated to launch sometime this month include Denver suburbs Aurora, Arvada, Westminster, Littleton and Englewood.

Comcast spokesperson Cindy Parson said that the nation's largest cable operator expects to have the new channels launched across all of its Colorado footprint by year's end. At the start of this month, Project Cavalry was in place across 60 percent of Comcast's Colorado footprint.

Comcast's goal is to have Project Cavalry wrapped up in 80 percent of its systems nationwide by the end of this year.
The new HD offerings came under Comcast's Xfinity branding effort that was announced earlier this year.

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