Adelphia Customers to Notice Changes Soon

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Comcast Corp.'s recent acquisition of local Adelphia cable systems will be in plain view starting today in Bethel Park and three other Western Pennsylvania communities.

The cable communications provider will hang its signs and run promotions at former Adelphia service centers in Bethel Park, Blairsville, DuBois and Punxsutawney, and change the logos on trucks serving those areas.

Adelphia TV and Internet subscribers will notice other service changes onscreen in their homes and offices starting in a few days.

Comcast announced today that it will boost its Allegheny County work force by 150 as part of a nationwide effort to hire more than 4,000 people by the end of the year.

This is a time of rapid change for Comcast, which added 1.7 million customers overall with its July 31 acquisition of cable systems from bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. The deal gives Comcast 23.3 million customers overall.

Comcast spokeswoman Jody Doherty said Bethel Park and the three other regions are in the first wave of Adelphia service areas to experience the switch. Within a few days, Adelphia subscribers in those areas should see the Comcast name on their onscreen program guides, although the channel lineups won't change. …