U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn, State Representative Shedron Williams, State Senator Margie Bright Matthews and Comcast announce completion of $8.3 million broadband network expansion in Hampton County, South Carolina

Hampton County is the first community in South Carolina to be connected by Comcast thanks to the company’s public-private partnership with the state

HAMPTON, South Carolina, November 04, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn, South Carolina State Rep. Shedron Williams, South Carolina State Senator Margie Bright Matthews, Comcast officials and state leaders and locals today announced the completion of an $8.3 million broadband expansion in Hampton County. The expansion will bring a host of new services, including reliable and secure high-speed Internet access, to 2,150 homes and businesses.

Hampton County is the first community in South Carolina to benefit from this public-private partnership between Comcast and the state, highlighting the importance of expanded digital access.

“Throughout South Carolina, public and private funds are working together to make high-speed Internet both accessible and affordable for everyone,” said US Congressman James E. Clyburn. “I appreciate Comcast’s efforts to bring broadband services to more families and businesses in Hampton County, which will undoubtedly promote meaningful access to health care, education and prosperity. economy in the future.

Eligible residents will also have access to the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible low-income households with a credit of up to $30 per month to cover the cost of internet and mobile services. Comcast makes ACP credits available for all of the company’s Xfinity Internet speed tiers, including Internet Essentials.

“Christmas came two months early for our students this year,” said Hampton County School District Superintendent Dr. Ronald Wilcox. “Today’s announcement is an important milestone for residents and businesses in our community. Comcast’s investment ensures that we will have access to the most advanced technology available, which will help students in Hampton County and their families to excel like never before. This will help our county grow, laying the foundation for business owners who need faster internet and want to live in Hampton County.”

“We appreciate our tremendous partners with the State of South Carolina, including the state’s Department of Commerce, for their support in making today’s announcement a reality,” said Jason Gumbs, vice- regional president of Comcast. “While Hampton County is the first community in the state we are reaching with our broadband network through this partnership, we are strongly focused on connecting more residents and businesses and on the importance of digital equity in the future.”

Today’s announcement supports Project UP, Comcast’s global initiative to advance digital equity and build a future of unlimited possibility. Backed by a billion dollars commitment to reach millions of people, Project UP encompasses community programs and partnerships from Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky that connect people to the internet, advance economic mobility and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers and creators.

Comcast representatives will be on hand to assist families wishing to enroll in the Internet Essentials or Affordable Connectivity programs.

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 over 56 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, Peacock, NBC News, 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.

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