Comcast is launching an online backup service powered by EMC-owned Mozy. With the release of Comcast Secure Backup & Share, Comcast will help its high-speed Internet customers reduce their risk of losing important files that are saved on their computers.

According to Mozy, an average of 140,000 hard drives crash in the United States every week. In addition to hard drive crashes, files that are saved digitally can be lost due to human error, stolen or misplaced computers, as well as viruses.

“Secure Backup & Share is embedded into our high-speed Internet service so you can retrieve and share your personal digital media from any Web-enabled or wireless device," said Cathy Avgiris, SVP and GM of communications and data services for Comcast, in a statement.

Secure Backup & Share features include:

  • In the event of human error, a fire or a natural disaster, files are stored remotely and can be restored.
  • A personalized Web site allows customers to share their photos, videos, music and documents with family and friends that supports mobile access to backed-up content.
  • Comcast High-Speed Internet customers automatically receive 2 GB of storage included with their subscription.
  • Comcast also offers a 50 GB storage plan for $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually, and a 200 GB storage plan for $9.99 monthly or $99.99 annually.

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