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 for nearly 2,000 additional homes and businesses in Kaysville, South Ogden, Bountiful and Farmington.
Since May 2019, Comcast has invested nearly $6 million to expand its network to new areas in northern Utah. With this project and its recent expansion to Sandy, Park City and Ogden, Comcast now reaches nearly 3,500 additional homes and businesses in Northern Utah. Comcast is also expand your network in Salt Lake, Weber and Utah counties, making its network available to thousands more by 2023.
“Davis welcomes Comcast’s continued investment in our community. A broadband expansion project like this strengthens workforce development, as well as virtual education and employment,” Davis County Commissioner Lorene Kamalu said, “Robust broadband infrastructure makes the county attractive to businesses looking to locate or expand their operations here. I am grateful for the commitment of Comcast to expand broadband access in critical areas of Davis County.
“Reliable broadband services are essential to Utah’s ability to grow and welcome newcomers and people who want to move to the state for a better quality of life,” said Senate President of Utah, Stuart Adams. “Investment in Comcast’s network ensures that our community can meet data and connectivity needs in healthcare, education or business, while keeping pace with the broader economy. .”
“We live and work in Utah, and our commitment is to provide innovative, reliable, and affordable broadband service to everyone in our footprint,” said Chris Dunkeson, vice president of technical operations, Comcast Mountain West Region, which includes Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. . “The company has contributed $416.1 million in technology and infrastructure improvements statewide in the past three years alone.”
Notable investments over the past three years include: West Ogden, Spanish Fork Canyon Creek area, North Salt Lake, Draper, Inner Harbor, and over 15 data center site upgrades in Utah.
In addition to its network investments, Comcast is committed to advancing digital equity in all of the communities it serves. In Utah, Comcast launched 30 new Lift Zone locations for students and adults who need access to essential 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 is also providing laptops, smart devices, and digital literacy training to help better serve individuals in multiple lift areas.
“Our state is making great strides toward digital equity thanks to engaged community members and dedicated partners like Comcast,” says Liz Gabbitas, program manager for digital access and education, library division of the state of Utah. “These types of collaborations are how we’re going to connect every Utahn.”
Xfinity Gigabit Internet service is delivered using Comcast’s fiber-rich network architecture and connections that already exist in most customers’ homes. Since 2017 alone, Comcast has invested more than $20 billion to strengthen and expand its nationwide network, including building more than 50,000 new miles of fiber. Residential customers in these areas will be able to take advantage of Xfinity’s full range of internet products, currently including:
- Speed up to 1.2 Gbps and advanced Wi-Fi technology from powerful gateways capable of delivering these speeds to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in homes;
- xFia digital dashboard to control the home WiFi network that includes advanced security to help protect devices on the network from malware and security threats;
- xFi CapsWi-Fi extenders that provide better Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home;
- Xfinity Mobiledesigned for the way consumers are using mobile today, with the internet at the heart of the experience, the top rated service in customer satisfaction can save customers up to $400 a year on their bills mobile telephony;
- Flexa 4K platform at no additional cost for Internet-only customers that seamlessly delivers streaming content.
- Price guaranteed for 2 years, no fixed term contract required. Unlimited data with WiFi equipment included for 24 months. Flex 4K streaming TV box available at no additional 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 all sizes prepare for the future. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig broadband network and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider for small and medium businesses and one of the leading providers of services in the business market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing Ethernet service providers.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people in the moments that matter. We are primarily focused on broadband, aggregation and streaming with 57 million customer relationships in the US and Europe. We provide broadband, wireless and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business and Sky brands; create, distribute and broadcast premier entertainment, sports and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News and Sky Sports; and deliver memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.