“The City of Las Vegas is joining Comcast in celebrating the completion of this significant investment in our community. An investment of this magnitude will support workforce development, virtual education, overall quality of life, and better high-speed Internet access for our residents. It also improves our Internet infrastructure in a way that can be attractive to businesses interested in locating or expanding their business here, ”said Mayor Louie Trujillo of Las Vegas. “I am grateful for Comcast’s commitment to expanding broadband access to critical areas of New Mexico like Las Vegas.
This expansion is another example of Comcast’s investment in New Mexico to ensure residents and businesses have access to innovative, reliable, fast and secure broadband services. In October, Comcast completed a network upgrade in Gallup, New Mexico to bring Gig speeds to the community. Over the past three years, Comcast has made $ 149.4 million in investments in technology and infrastructure across the state.
“This investment in Las Vegas will bring improved broadband services to thousands of homes and businesses, expanding access to education and stimulating economic development opportunities within the community. Working with industry leaders like Comcast, New Mexico will continue to bridge the digital divide and meet the needs of New Mexicans in communities large and small across the state, ”Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said .
Residential consumers in Las Vegas will have access to all Xfinity Internet service offerings with speeds over 1 gigabyte, as well as the award-winning Xfinity X1 video platform, Xfinity Home, the home security solution installed by professionals from Comcast and Xfinity Mobile. Comcast delivers unmatched value to Xfinity Internet customers through superior WiFi coverage, control of connected devices with xFi in the Xfinity app, xFi Advanced Security for gateway level cybersecurity protection, Xfinity Flex streaming device Free 4K, plus access to Peacock Premium and thousands of hours of free content.
Businesses will have access to the full suite of Comcast Business services, including Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps, Business TV, Phone, SmartOfficeTM technologies and dedicated sales support. Comcast previously provided video services only in Las Vegas.
“Reliable broadband services are essential for healthy communities. With extended broadband access, members of our community can access the telehealth, education and other resources they need to stay connected and engaged, ”said Elmo Baca, President of Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation.
This expansion provides low-income Las Vegas-area families and individuals with access to Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most successful broadband adoption initiative. The program offers 50 Mbps Internet service for $ 9.95 per month and the option to purchase a new Dell laptop for $ 150. Additionally, Comcast has participated in the Federal Government’s Broadband Emergency Benefit (EBB) program since its inception in May 2021 and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which expands and modifies the EBB. All Internet Essentials customers are eligible for the CPA and can enroll in the program to receive their service for free.
Since 2011, Internet Essentials has connected 296,000 low-income New Mexicans to the power of the Internet at home, many for the first time.
“We welcome Comcast to our region. Having the services provided will be a huge boost to our economy. Additional broadband options, including Gig Internet speeds, are essential to Las Vegas’ economic development goals. We know that relocating and expanding businesses requires top speeds, ”said Philip Martinez, president of the Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce.
“Technology is a powerful engine of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth, and we recognize that our business plays an important role in connecting New Mexicans to all the opportunities offered by broadband,” said Chris Dunkeson, regional vice president of Comcast. “Completing this expansion in Las Vegas is another example of our investment in New Mexico and our commitment to providing more opportunities to communities across the state. “
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