$4 million Comcast expansion brings internet to Northern Utah
Northern Utah — Comcast announced the completion of a $4 million expansion of its smart, fast, and reliable fiber-based network in Northern Utah. The expansion brings residential broadband speeds up to 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbps) and business speeds up to 100 Gbps to nearly 2,000 additional homes and businesses in Kaysville, South Ogden, Bountiful, and Farmington.
Since May 2019, Comcast has invested nearly $6 million in expanding its network to new areas in Northern Utah. With this project, and its recent expansion in Sandy, Park City, and Ogden, Comcast now reaches nearly 3,500 additional Northern Utah homes and businesses. Comcast is also expanding its network in Salt Lake, Weber, and Utah counties, making its network available to thousands more by 2023.
“Davis welcomes Comcast’s continuous investment in our community. A broadband expansion project like this one strengthens workforce development, and virtual education and employment,” says Davis County Commissioner Lorene Kamalu. “A robust broadband infrastructure allows the county to be attractive to businesses that seek to locate or expand their operations here. I am grateful for Comcast’s commitment to expanding broadband access in critical areas of Davis County.”
“Reliable broadband services are essential to Utah’s ability to grow and welcome business entrants and people wanting to relocate to the state for a better quality of life,” says Utah State Senate president Stuart Adams. “Comcast’s network investment ensures that our community can support healthcare, educational, or business data and connectivity needs while keeping pace with the broader economy.”
“We live and work in Utah, and our commitment is to deliver innovative, reliable and affordable broadband service to everyone in our footprint,” says Chris Dunkeson, VP technical operations, Comcast Mountain West Region, which includes Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. “The company contributed $416.1M in technology and infrastructure improvements statewide in the last three years alone.”
Notable investments over the past three years include: West Ogden, Spanish Fork Canyon Creek area, North Salt Lake, Draper, the Inland port, and over 15 data center site upgrades in Utah.
In addition to its network investments, Comcast is committed to advancing digital equity in all the communities it serves. In Utah, Comcast has launched 30 new Lift Zone locations for students and adults who need to access critical resources. This initiative provides free high-speed WiFi connectivity and access to hundreds of hours of educational and digital skills information to help Utahns and site coordinators navigate online learning. Comcast also provides laptops, smart devices, and digital literacy training to help better serve individuals at several Lift Zones.
“Our state is making great strides toward digital equity thanks to engaged community members and dedicated partners like Comcast,” says Liz Gabbitas, Digital Access & Education Program manager, Utah State Library division. “These types of collaborations are how we’ll get every Utahn connected.”
Xfinity Gigabit Internet service is delivered using Comcast’s fiber-rich network architecture and the connections that are already in most customers’ homes. Since 2017 alone, Comcast has invested more than $20 billion to strengthening and expanding its national network – including building more than 50,000 new route miles of fiber. Residential customers in these areas will be able to take advantage of Xfinity’s full suite of internet products, currently including:
- Speeds up to 1.2 Gbps and advanced WiFi technology from powerful gateways capable of delivering those speeds to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in homes;
- xFi, a digital dashboard to control home WiFi network that includes Advanced Security helping protect devices on the network from malware and security threats;
- xFi pods, WiFi extenders that ensure stronger WiFi coverage throughout the home;
- Xfinity Mobile, built for the way consumers use mobile today, with the Internet at the core of the experience, the top-ranked service in customer satisfaction can save customers up to $400 a year on their mobile bills;
- Flex, a 4K platform at no additional cost for internet-only customers that seamlessly delivers streaming content.
- 2-year price guarantee, no term contract required. Unlimited data with WiFi equipment included for 24 months. Flex 4K streaming TV box available at no extra cost. When you add Xfinity Mobile, save up to $20/month for 24 months.
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 what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s 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.
About Comcast Corporation
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