Comcast CEO Says He's 'Pretty Bullish' on the Economy

The recovery in the U.S. economy is "slow and steady," Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts told CNBC on Wednesday after the company's release of better-than-expected earnings.

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"We're certainly seeing demand in all of our businesses. We are able attract more customers," he said, "but we all wish it was happening faster."

In the first quarter, U.S. economic growth regained speed, but not as much as expected. Gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 2.5 percent, after growth nearly stalled at 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter.

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"I don't think there is any great headline of a big change [in the economy]," Roberts said, adding the latest numbers are not going to impact planning on growth and investment "because we're pretty bullish long-term."

"The advertising business continues to grow," he said. "We're feeling pretty confident that the economy is rolling along."

Roberts was less confident about the global economy. "I think outside the United States there [are] more questions. We're fortunate to have most of our revenues coming from the United States at this time."

Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal, which is the parent company of CNBC and

By CNBC's Matthew J. Belvedere. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_SquawkCNBC.

Reuters also contributed to this report.