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Wal-Mart To Carry Comcast

Philadelphia— Comcast will begin offering its broadband, VoIP and digital video services at 500 Wal-Mart stores this spring. The launch will feature a new integrated broadband kit that combines a Motorola SB5120 modem with Comcast's self-install kit for $59.97. The all-in-one kit will be merchandised within Wal-Mart's new “Connection Centers,” which carry a wide range of service-based home-entertainment products including HDTVs, computer monitors, speakers, MP3 players, Web cams and digital cameras, along with video, phone, broadband, wireless and audio services. “Our partnership with Wal-Mart further supports our continuing efforts to develop new ways to offer Comcast services to consumers at a time and place that's convenient for them,” said Bob Faught, retail sales senior VP for the multiple system operator.

BrandsMart Renews Contract With Warrantech

Broward County, Fla. — BrandsMart USA has signed a new three-year agreement with Warrantech, which extends the companies' 16-year relationship and will provide the regional white- and brown-goods chain with a unique private-label service contract program. Separately, Warrantech will begin providing RepairMaster service contracts to the Digital Delivery Group (DDG), a 17-member specialty distributor consortium. The agreement represents the first time DDG will offer a comprehensive line of service contracts.

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