With just ten days remaining before the June 12 mandatory switch to digital broadcasting, Comcast has created what it calls a "rapid response team" that will install its cable service in new customers' homes in New England on the same day the company receives an order. Published reports have indicated that many people who have purchased converter boxes to receive digital TV over the air may discover that the strength of the signal is inadequate in their locations and may therefore be compelled to sign up for cable TV. Comcast is also offering basic cable service for a year to new customers at a price of $10 per month.

02/06/2009