Comcast to deliver high-speed internet access and full suite of Xfinity services to underserved residents and businesses
(Mobile, AL): May 18, 2021 – In partnership with the State of Alabama and Governor Kay Ivey, Comcast today announced it will expand its broadband network to hundreds of residents and businesses in South Mobile County. Comcast has been awarded a $133,463 grant through the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund which is administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Through this investment and Comcast funding, Comcast will deliver high-speed internet services and its full suite of Xfinity services to underserved residents and businesses in Mobile County.
“The Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund is a key part of the state’s overall effort to address connectivity issues,” said Senator David Sessions. “I’m confident that many homes and businesses in Senate District 35 will benefit from the additional broadband funding announced by Governor Ivey and ADECA.”
State Representative Chip Brown added, “The opportunity to expand broadband to South Mobile County is a huge benefit to the citizens and businesses of House District 105. Thank you to Governor Ivey and ADECA for utilizing the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund and to Comcast for expanding broadband access to community members and businesses in South Mobile County.”
In addition to Comcast’s traditional services, residential customers in the expanded areas of Mobile County will have access to the following Xfinity services:
- Six Xfinity Internet service options including gigabit-speed internet, offering a variety of speed tiers for today’s smart homes;
- Xfinity xFi, allowing high-speed Internet customers to personalize and control their in-home Wi-Fi experience;
- Xfinity Flex, a simplified streaming solution for Xfinity Internet customers who do not want traditional TV video service;
- The X1 entertainment platform and voice remote;
- Xfinity Stream, offering thousands of Xfinity On Demand movies and shows, and access to the DVR library; and
- Xfinity Home, a total home security and automation solution
“Technology is a powerful driver of innovation and economic growth. Comcast is committed to making ongoing investments to help communities realize the transformative potential of media and technology to solve problems, improve lives and create opportunity,” said Jason Gumbs, Regional SVP, Comcast. “We are honored to partner with the state of Alabama and Governor Ivey on this important investment.”
Businesses in the expanded areas of Mobile County will also have access to a full suite of Comcast Business internet, voice, and video services.
This expansion will also provide families with access to Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most successful broadband adoption initiative for low-income families. Internet Essentials provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month, digital literacy training and discounted computers.
Nationally, over the past five years and across Comcast’s service area, the company has quadrupled its overall network capacity and doubled its fiber miles; deployed gigabit speeds to more homes than any other Internet Service Provider; upgraded all of its speed tiers; and rolled out an entirely new class of gateways – the xFi Gateway and the xFi Advanced Gateway which are designed for higher speeds and blanket most homes with Wi-Fi coverage.