With the Boston Red Sox in the World Series and High-Definition TVs growing in popularity, Comcast is responding to strong consumer demand for High-Definition (HD) cable boxes by announcing that it will extend hours at select Boston-area service centers on Saturday, October 27.
Though they typically close earlier on Saturdays, the following Comcast service centers in the Greater Boston area will have extended hours:
Wilmington Beverly Lynn
2 Lowell Street 12 Tozer Road 26 Tremont St.
Wilmington, MA Beverly, MA Lynn, MA
Brockton Taunton New Bedford
90 Main Street 440 Myles Standish Blvd. 630 Mount Pleasant St.
Brockton, MA Taunton, MA New Bedford, MA
In addition, Comcast service centers in Cambridge, Allston, Dedham, Quincy and Needham are regularly open until late Saturday afternoon. HD boxes are also available at Connect stores, the retail locations opened jointly by Comcast and Circuit City, located in Burlington and Medford. Connect stores are open until 9 PM on Saturday as well as Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM. In addition, Comcast is stocking up on HD equipment at its Natick Collection kiosk, which is open until 10 PM on Saturday.
"Watching a game in the crystal-clear clarity of High-Definition is the next best thing to actually sitting in the stands," said Paul D'Arcangelo, Vice President for Comcast's Metro Boston Region. "The Red Sox post-season has sent demand for HD service into high-gear and we're happy to meet that consumer demand by extending hours at select service centers for those who want to pick up an HD cable box."
The World Series is on FOX HD, which is carried by Comcast.
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