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Comcast Business and Choice Hotels International Partner on New Brand Standard for High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA)

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Comcast Business today announced that it has entered into a three-year
agreement with Choice Hotels to offer its Hospitality Solutions to their
franchise operators nationwide. The partnership expands upon an existing
relationship to deliver Ethernet services as a part of Choice Hotels’
strategic initiative to install high-speed Internet access (HSIA) at its
franchised hotel properties nationwide.

“We view Comcast Business as a strategic, consultative partner with
their finger on the pulse of the industry,” said Rick Summa, vice
president of partner services at Choice Hotels International. “Their
insights and expertise help shape and enhance our new standards;
allowing us to ensure we have the necessary speeds to satisfy our guests
connectivity needs now and well into the future.”

With hotel guests streaming video, downloading large files and running a
myriad of bandwidth intensive applications, the HSIA standard meets the
demand for increased bandwidth, greater network capacity, reliability
and performance for Choice Hotels. With high-speed Internet solutions
from Comcast Business, Choice Hotels is building a platform for growth
and innovation across the brand to both satisfy guest expectations and
deploy an increasing array of back-end, cloud-based operational systems.
The strength and reach of the Comcast Business network, along with a
broad portfolio of services and enterprise support team, make it
uniquely suited to meet the needs of the hotel brand.

“Our partnership with Choice Hotels is an example of how Comcast
Business is committed to enhancing and revolutionizing the hospitality
industry,” said Purazar Gowadia, vice president enterprise business at
Comcast Business. “Choice Hotels is among the leading hospitality brands
implementing proactive standards for connectivity based on the trend of
rising guest expectations.”

In 2014, Comcast Business was selected by Choice Hotels International as
a qualified vendor for data, video and voice services. Over the past
year, Comcast Business has provided Ethernet solutions in support of the
HSIA standard for symmetrical fiber-optic bandwidth, as well as network
monitoring, reporting and 24/7 guest and hotel support. This latest
announcement extends the qualified vendor agreement and allows Comcast
Business to deliver technology solutions that help Choice Hotels attract
guests to their properties and improve the guest experience.

For more information on Comcast Business Hospitality, visit
business.comcast.com/hospitality
.

About Comcast Business

Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed
Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their
business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer
support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the
growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable
provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in
the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading
industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of
Ethernet services.

For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter
@ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest and
most successful lodging franchisors in the world. With more than 7,000
hotels, representing nearly 570,000 rooms, in over 40 countries and
territories as of December 31, 2018, the Choice® family of hotel brands
provides business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality
lodging options from limited service to full-service hotels in the
upscale, midscale, extended-stay and economy segments. The award-winning
Choice Privileges® loyalty program offers members benefits ranging from
everyday rewards to exceptional experiences. For more information, visit www.choicehotels.com.