Augusta, Ga. becoming Comcast set-top technology testing hotbed

Augusta, Ga. could become something more than a one-week stopover for the world's best golfers. According to national reports, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has chosen the small community as a test bed for an Internet-connected set-top box. On the local level, the trial is seen as ho-hum, Comcast's at it again.

"Comcast is typically launching new things in Augusta in the first wave--Xfinity, for example--so it is not a surprise that new technology moves off the drawing board and into the Augusta market," wrote Augusta Chronicle business editor Tim Rausch, who admitted he learned about the trial in his community by reading the Wall Street Journal. "Officials with the Augusta Comcast office redirected my inquiries to the national corporate offices."

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