Comcast Completes Schuylkill County Network Expansion Project

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Comcast is further extending its footprint in Schuylkill County with the completion of its expansion in East Norwegian and New Castle Townships, and Palo Alto, Port Carbon, and St. Clair Boroughs. Today, nearly 3,500 more homes and businesses can connect to the nation’s largest and most reliable network and take advantage of programs like Comcast’s Internet Essentials that provides low-cost, high-speed broadband for income constrained households.

“With Xfinity and Comcast Business Internet, TV and mobile services, our local communities have vital access to the products and tools they need,” said Scott Krater, Port Carbon Borough Council President. “Comcast’s commitment to local growth and community investment is important and we’re glad to see them in Port Carbon and the surrounding areas.”

Comcast now serves more than 40 municipalities in Schuylkill County, expanding its reach to new residents and businesses like I Wanna Bite, a bakery in Port Carbon. I Wanna Bite has been a Comcast Business customer since first opening its doors.

“As a small business owner, partners like Comcast Business are a key ingredient to our success. I’m able to focus on operations while relying on Comcast Business Internet and mobile to field and manage orders, stay in contact with customers, and help me communicate with the local community,” said Jane Sunday, Founder and Owner of I Wanna Bite.

Residents can visit and businesses can visit to see if their address is eligible for service. Additionally, they can also visit their local Xfinity Store at 1790 Quentin Road, Lebanon, PA, 17042.

“In addition to our growing service footprint we also proudly operate a Lift Zone, which offers free WiFi service to promote digital skills and education, at The Salvation Army Corps Pottsville,” said Ricky Frazier Jr., Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Keystone Region, which is based in Pennsylvania. “We’re committed to keeping people connected while also investing in closing the digital divide.”

Comcast also recently announced network expansions in other parts of Pennsylvania including Allegheny, Blair, Luzerne, and Northumberland Counties. Over the last several years, Comcast expanded its network to more than 315,000 additional homes and businesses across the Commonwealth.

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  • Ultimate Capacity: Xfinity customers connect more than 1 billion devices across the company’s network annually. With the next-generation Xfinity gateways we deliver the most advanced WiFi technology carrying three times more bandwidth to power streaming, gaming, videoconferencing, and more, simultaneously.   
  • Fastest Internet: More than a third of Xfinity Internet customers subscribe to gigabit speed products. Recently Comcast connected the first customers in the world to a DOCSIS 4.0 connection, delivering symmetrical gig speeds over existing connections in customers’ homes with plans to continue to rollout these speeds across the country over the coming years.  
  • Unprecedented Coverage: The latest Xfinity Gateway provides a more reliable connection throughout the home. Customers can get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage with a powerful WiFi Boost Pod that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the home.   
  • Most Reliable Connection: Comcast is scaling the nation’s largest and most reliable network that passes 62 million homes and businesses and counting. The company launched Storm-Ready WiFi, a new device that comes powered with cellular and battery backup to help keep customers connected even when the power goes out.   
  • Ultra-Low Latency: The Xfinity network and the latest Xfinity Gateway are a powerful combination that deliver ultra-low latency for those moments when response times matter most like video games, a fast-growing category with Xfinity households averaging more than one gaming console per home.   

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