COMCAST EXPANDS BROADBAND TO NEW CUSTOMERS AND BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON STATE

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Comcast today announced it has expanded its broadband service to 13,928 additional homes and 862 businesses in Washington, including major projects in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane and Whatcom counties. The expansion in the second half of 2021 is the latest example of the company’s investment to bring more high-speed Internet access and services to businesses and households in Washington. Over the past three years, Comcast has invested nearly $1 billion in technology and infrastructure across the state, including upgrades to its broadband network.

More Washington residents now have access to the entire Xfinity suite of products, Internet Essentials – the largest and most comprehensive low-cost Internet adoption program for low-income Americans. income – to Comcast Business Internet, which provides up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) of network capacity to local businesses. Two-thirds of homes that now have Comcast service are multi-unit housing.

“Access to technology is a powerful driver of economic growth and innovation, and we recognize that our company plays a very important role in building and connecting Washington to all the opportunities that broadband affords. Our investment has built more than 250 miles of network expansion, to connect nearly 15,000 additional homes and businesses to fast, reliable broadband service in the second half of 2021, demonstrating our commitment to bringing the power of technology to many communities around our state,” said Roy Novosel, vice president, engineering, Comcast Washington.

Some of the company’s key network development projects and accomplishments in the second half of 2021 include:

– Bellingham County and Whatcom

As part of an ongoing effort to invest in expanding services to Whatcom County citizens and to meet growing needs in the region, Comcast has implemented services for more than 230 units in multiple apartment buildings. in Bellingham and made the service available to 114 businesses. Comcast has also added service to customers in Blaine, Deming, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Maple Falls and Nooksack.

– King’s County

Comcast has made its services available to more than 9,000 additional homes and businesses in King County, including a new 160-unit affordable housing project, Orenda Apartments, in South Beacon Hill.

– Puyallup

Comcast has completed construction of more than 180 units at new assisted living and memory care facilities – Fieldstone and Deer Ridge – in Puyallup. In addition, the company has made services available to more than 600 homes and businesses in the Puyallup region.

– Snohomish County

Comcast made services available to 1,561 Snohomish County homes and businesses in the second half of 2021, with multiple projects completed outside of Everett in Arlington, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Snohomish and Sultan.

– Spokane County

In Spokane County, Comcast made services available to 1,436 homes and more than 80 businesses, including making services available to 80 units of the Cottages of Spokane assisted living facility. The company has also worked on projects throughout Spokane County, including Cheney, Colbert, Deer Park, Greenacres and Liberty Lake.

These residents now have access to the entire suite of Xfinity products, including Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Home and Internet Essentials, the largest and most affordable low-cost Internet adoption program comprehensive for low-income Americans. Comcast has connected more than 500,000 low-income people in Washington to high-speed Internet over the past decade.

Washington businesses in these regions now have access to the full suite of Comcast Business Internet, voice and video services, including Wi-Fi, TV and managed business solutions for businesses of all sizes. For businesses in these communities, network expansion provides access to fast, reliable internet and affordable digital products and solutions that help them embrace innovation that improves operations, eliminates waste and creates a better experience for their employees and customers.

Comcast Business provides up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) of network capacity to local businesses. The newly expanded network offers a comprehensive portfolio of multi-gigabit Ethernet Internet options that help meet the day-to-day demands of any organization, including those requiring a large amount of bandwidth, connecting multiple sites or branches, or planning to connect their offices to a third-party data center.

In addition to high-speed Internet and network capacity, Comcast Business also offers video, voice, cloud technology, security services, business continuity and more to businesses across the state. The company’s services support businesses in a variety of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, manufacturing, retail, foodservice and hospitality.

Comcast Washington’s focus on expanding its existing network is led by the company’s Business Development Group, a new local department that helps extend Internet services to more people and businesses. The Group is focused on the future growth and expansion of Comcast’s network through partnerships with developers, municipalities and enterprises. He proactively identifies opportunities for commercial and residential expansion and works with local communities to increase the availability and adoption of high-speed broadband Internet.

“Comcast is committed to investing in new projects to ensure Washington State’s diverse communities have access to high-quality, high-speed bandwidth that is part of the full suite of products under our brands Xfinity, Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business. said Juan Key, Senior Manager, Business Development, Comcast Washington.

For more information on how to contribute services to a project in a local community, please email the Comcast Washington Business Development Group at [email protected]

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