HARRISBURG, PA – Comcast announced that it is the nation’s largest provider of gigabit broadband, with the ultra-fast Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Comcast Business Gigabit services now available to nearly all of the company’s 58 million homes and businesses passed in 39 states and the District of Columbia. This availability includes more than 98 percent of Comcast internet serviceable households in the Harrisburg market.
This national deployment represents the fastest roll out of gigabit speeds to the most homes in the country. Comcast has increased speeds 17 times in 17 years and doubles the capacity of its broadband network every 18-24 months.
Xfinity Gigabit Internet service is available to nearly 100 percent of customers in Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, York, Cumberland, Franklin, Adams, Juniata and Perry counties.
“We are proud to continue investing in our network, which is built to provide the speed, reliability and capacity to meet today’s consumer demands as well as future demand,” said Christine Whitaker, senior vice president of Comcast’s Keystone Region. “By launching gigabit internet to virtually all our customers in the Harrisburg region over the span of just 12 months, we are providing them with the speed, coverage and control they need.”
Comcast’s residential broadband service is powered and controlled by Xfinity xFi, a digital dashboard that personalizes, monitors and manages WiFi connected devices in the home. Consumers now can add xFi Pods, small, easy to install extenders that plug into any electrical outlet, pairs with xFi Wireless Gateways, and help customers create a mesh network that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of their home.
Outside the home, Xfinity Internet customers also have access to more than 19 million WiFi hotspots, so they can stay connected on the go at no additional cost.
Comcast’s residential Xfinity Gigabit internet service uses the existing network connections that are already in most customers’ homes. Installation is easy and requires no special construction or digging up lawns. In many cases, customers don’t need a service visit, as the broadband equipment comes with a simple self-installation kit.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.