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Xfinity on Campus Surpasses 100-School-Milestone
Xfinity on Campus gives students the video content they love, on the device of their choice. As we get ready for another back-to-school season, we’re thrilled to announce that more than 100 colleges and universities are now enrolled in the service—nearly a 60 percent increase over last year. And this year, we’ve made the service even more compelling for students by giving them a new way to watch.
In addition to their phones, tablets and laptops, students can now access Xfinity on Campus via Roku players—another great example of the X1 platform’s ability to constantly evolve to meet the needs of this generation and their viewing preferences, as well as our commitment to offering them the best entertainment experiences across devices.
This past Spring, Xfinity on Campus students watched a wide range of content including current and buzzed-about TV shows, live sports and hit movies. Among the most watched programs were The NBA playoffs, Sports Center, Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the Emmy-nominated sitcom This is Us, to name a few. In addition to these favorites, students had access to 80 live networks, tens of thousands of on demand choices, and a cloud DVR.
This year, students at Albertus Magnus College, Florida State University, Indiana University Bloomington, Penn State’s University Park, Santa Clara University, Stockton University, UMass Lowell, University of Minnesota, University of New Mexico, and Wesleyan University among others, will be introduced to many of the same features our residential X1 and Xfinity Stream customers already love — easy, instant access to live TV, on demand and the ability to watch recordings they love most wherever and whenever they want to.
“Increasingly, we see our students using mobile devices over traditional computing resources. The Xfinity On Campus service will help our students stay connected with the latest news and information available on their mobile devices on campus,” says Adam R. Albina, Chief Information Officer at Saint Anselm College. “Students depend on technology and have an expectation that it will be ubiquitous and reliable. Technology is a large part of their living-learning experience at Saint Anselm College in their academic work, and in enjoying access to TV and On Demand features as a community as well.”
“There’s no denying that college students rely heavily on their mobile devices for their academic success and their busy social lives,” says Dr. Doug Frizzell, Vice President for Student Life at Duquesne University. “We are thrilled to offer this opportunity from Comcast to our students so they can enrich their campus experience.”
"Today's students, more than ever before, desire to be constantly connected—to each other, their community and beyond—from wherever they happen to be," says Laurie McLaughlin, director of Housing and Residential Life at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. "We are glad to provide yet another way to make that easier and ensure students have a positive on-campus experience."
“The Xfinity On Campus service provides our residential students with on demand and streaming capabilities comparable to what many of them have at home from their cable providers,” says Robert Heinrich, Chief Information Officer at Stockton University. “It is a wonderful offering that contributes to enhancing their entertainment experience outside of the classroom, making it more enjoyable.”