Tuesday, June 18

Comcast Announces Major Fiber Network Expansion in UT

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Comcast announced today it will continue to significantly expand its next-generation Xfinity network across several Utah counties over the next three years. The media and technology company will invest more than $138 million to install hundreds of miles of new fiber highways capable of delivering multi-gigabit speed. The planned expansions add to Comcasts ongoing $500 million investment in Utah over the last three years.

In 2024, Comcasts fiber network expansion will include communities in the counties of Box Elder, Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah, Wasatch, Weber and Utah County, parts of which already have access to Xfinity and Comcast Business services. These locations will have the foundational next-generation network in place to begin deploying DOCSIS 4.0, setting the stage for the introduction of new symmetrical multi-gigabit Internet options.

Comcasts $138M multi-gig speed fiber network expansion in Utah is a visionary investment in our states future, said Utah Governor Spencer Cox. By bolstering our fiber infrastructure, were not just enhancing connectivity; were future-proofing Utahs economy and ensuring more Utahns have access to the digital opportunities of tomorrow.

Reliable high-speed Internet is essential in todays digital economy, which is why Comcast continues its commitment to connect more Utahns to the moments that matter most, said J.D. Keller, Senior Vice President, Comcast Mountain West Region. By establishing the best broadband infrastructure today, we are securing the economic prosperity of these communities for tomorrow.

Comcasts commitment to new communities goes beyond the build, addressing digital opportunities in communities through Project UP, the companys $1 billion dollar commitment to help tens of millions of people connect to the Internet and build futures of unlimited possibilities. Last year, Comcast Utah invested more than $4.6 million dollars to help local community organizations provide hands on digital skills training, offer workforce development/readiness workshops and other tech education to students, adults and people with disabilities. The funding also supports ongoing efforts to build awareness about affordable connectivity services like Internet Essentials, which offers eligible households high-speed Internet for $9.95/month or Internet Essentials Plus for $29.95/month. Affordable computers are also available through Internet Essentials.

Comcasts major fiber network expansion in Tooele heralds a new era of connectivity for Tooele County, said. Andy Welch, Tooele County Manager. With this expansion, were not just bridging the digital divide; were laying the foundation for our communitys future. As the fastest growing county in Utah, Tooele is poised for unprecedented population growth and business development. This investment ensures we have the infrastructure in place to support and empower every resident and entrepreneur as we pay the way for a vibrant, connected future.

Through Project UP, Comcast is partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake to offer youth opportunities to develop the technology skills necessary to compete in todays competitive workforce and obtain sustainable employment. Over the last two years, Comcast provided $140,000 in cash and in-kind to Utah Boys and Girls Clubs to fund technology training and six community WiFi-connected Lift Zones so families can get online when they need it most.

One of those Lift Zones is the Tooele Boys and Girls Clubs, where Comcast is supporting their STEM learning specifically in Esports.

"Comcast's network expansion is pivotal for Tooele Youth," said Amanda Hughes, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, CEO. "With this project and the new Comcast Lift Zone, we're not just connecting homes; we're overcoming the digital divide. Partnerships like this one with Comcast empower our young minds with vital tech skills and ensure access to the tools they need to thrive in today's digital landscape."

For more construction details and updates, visit https://utah.comcast.com/network-expansion/

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Comcasts network and Internet experience are powering homes today and into the future.

  1. Ultimate Capacity: Xfinity customers connect more than 1 billion devices across the companys network annually. With the next-generation Xfinity gateways we deliver the most advanced WiFi technology carrying three times more bandwidth to power streaming, gaming, videoconferencing, and more, simultaneously.

  2. Fastest Internet: Approximately a third of Xfinity Internet customers subscribe to gigabit speed products. Recently Comcast connected the first customers in the world to a DOCSIS 4.0 connection, delivering symmetrical gig speeds over existing connections in customers homes with plans to continue to rollout these speeds across the country over the coming years.

  3. Unprecedented Coverage: The latest Xfinity Gateway provides a more reliable connection throughout the home. Customers can get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage with a powerful WiFi Boost Pod that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the home.

  4. Most Reliable Connection: Comcast is scaling the nations largest and most reliable network that passes 62 million homes and business and counting. The company launched Storm-Ready WiFi, a new device that comes powered with cellular and battery backup to help keep customers connected even when the power goes out.

  5. Ultra-Low Latency: The Xfinity network and the latest Xfinity Gateway are a powerful combination that deliver ultra-low latency for those moments when response times matter most like video games, a fast-growing category with Xfinity households averaging more than one gaming console per home.

The Xfinity network is also self-monitoring and uses artificial intelligence to detect potential problems before they arise, delivering a reliable connection that is up and running in customers homes 99.9% of the time.

For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for whats next. Powered by the nations largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nations largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest-growing providers of Ethernet services.

Contact Details

Deneiva Knight

+1 520-345-9792

deneiva_knight@comcast.com

Company Website

https://utah.comcast.com/

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