First NW Indiana Xfinity Store to open in Hobart in late 2014

Visitors can get hands-on demos of Xfinity’s innovative TV, High-Speed Internet and Voice services, as well as Xfinity Home, Comcast’s home security and automation platform…

Xfnity sign rises at new Xfinity store located at 1229 E. Golf Rd. in Schaumburg, IL.

Xfnity sign rises before March 1 opening of the Xfinity store in Schaumburg, IL.

Comcast will open its first Xfinity retail store in Northwest Indiana later this year in Hobart.  To be located at 3199 East Lincoln Highway, the new 6,000 square-foot space is designed to give visitors real life, hands-on demonstrations of Xfinity’s range of products and services, from cable TV, high-speed Internet and home phone services, to the company’s home security and home automation platform, Xfinity Home.  The store also features iPads and other mobile devices visitors can use to explore Xfinity’s Android and iOS apps.  Apps range from Xfinity TV Go, which allows customers to watch live TV, stream On Demand content and download movies and TV shows, to Xfinity Home, which allows customers to manage and monitor their homes while on the go.

“The Xfinity store gives us the opportunity to provide Northwest Indiana visitors first-hand demonstrations of our innovations in TV viewing, communications and accessing content at home and on the go, as well as the latest in home security and automation,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region senior vice president.  “In addition, we’ve set up comfortable seating areas so visitors can settle in and experience Xfinity products and services as though they’re in their own homes.”

Along with product and service demos, customers can pay bills, pick up and return equipment and get assistance from trained, knowledgeable sales consultants.

The Xfinity Store will have about 12 employees.  Store hours will be Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

“Hobart is pleased to welcome the Xfinity Store and its employees and is honored that Comcast chose our community as the site of its first store in Northwest Indiana,” said Hobart Mayor Brian K. Snedecor.  “Hobart has a large retail presence.  The Xfinity store is an exciting addition to the retail mix in the area and will help attract additional retailers and customers.”

For more information about Xfinity products and services, call 1-(800)-XFINITY or visit www.xfinity.com.  See the map below for the location of and directions to the store.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.  NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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