Comcast Expands Advanced, State-of-the-Art Network to Spring Lake

Xfinity crew readying for construction

Fiber-Rich Network Makes All Xfinity and Comcast Business Services Available, Including Multi-Gig Internet

August 3, 2022 – Comcast’s full suite of services, including residential internet service with speeds up to 3 gigabits per second (Gbps) and internet service for businesses with speeds up to 1.25 Gbps, are now available in the Spring Lake Improvement District in Highlands County for the first time. Comcast’s expansion of its advanced network to Spring Lake is a part of its work to bridge the digital divide by bringing broadband service to new and underserved areas.

Interested residential customers should call 1-888-893-0734 for more information. Business owners interested in commercial services should call Comcast Business at 1-855-253-5401.

“Internet access is a necessity, and it is critically important that all communities across Florida get connected,” said Florida Senator Ben Albritton. “Comcast’s significant investments and network expansions to Spring Lake and other parts of Florida will be beneficial to residents and businesses immediately as well as set the stage for potential economic growth and development. Comcast clearly understands that rural Florida needs them to step in to help us to craft a bright future for everyone in Florida.  I thank them!”

“Comcast’s Internet and other services are eagerly welcomed additions in Spring Lake,” said Florida State Representative Kaylee Tuck. “Broadband access and the vast resources and benefits of the Internet are paramount to the future of all our Florida communities.”

“We continue to  invest in our network, expanding throughout Florida to ensure that more residents and businesses have the important broadband connections they need for their educational, professional and personal lives,” said Javier Garcia, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s Florida Region. “We are proud to connect these communities with fast, secure and reliable Internet service that is built to meet their needs today and into the future.”

Residential customers in Spring Lake will be able to take advantage of Xfinity’s full suite of Internet products, including:

  • Supersonic WiFi: Speeds up to 3 Gbps and advanced WiFi technology from powerful gateways capable of delivering those speeds to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in homes.
  • Ultimate Security: Help keep loved ones safe and secure online with xFi Advanced Security, included at no extra cost. Advanced Security helps protect customers’ devices from billions of cyberthreats a year, and customers can add xFi Complete to extend that security on the go.
  • Powerful Connection: The newest Gateway provides a more reliable connection for all connected devices. And with xFi Complete, get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage throughout the home, with an xFi Pod included if recommended.
  • Unprecedented Control: xFi, a digital dashboard to control the home WiFi network that includes Advanced Security protecting every device on the network from malware and security threats.
  • Xfinity Mobile: A mobile service built for the way consumers use mobile today, with the Internet at the core of the experience, the top ranked service in customer satisfaction can save customers up to $400 a year on their mobile bills.
  • Ultimate Entertainment: Flex, a free 4K platform for Internet-only customers that seamlessly delivers streaming content.

Internet Essentials will also be available in Spring Lake. Internet Essentials is Comcast’s signature digital equity initiative and the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. It provides low-cost, in-home internet service for qualified households, the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for less than $150 before taxes, plus multiple ways to access online digital literacy and skills training.

The Internet Essentials tier offers 50 Mbps internet service for $9.95 a month for qualified households. The new Internet Essentials Plus tier offers 100 Mbps internet service, which is twice as fast, and costs $29.95 a month.

Qualified households may be eligible to have the cost of their monthly home Internet service paid for through the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Affordability Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP’s $30 a month credit for internet and/or cellular phone service completely covers the monthly bill for Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus. For more information on Internet Essentials and the ACP, visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376).

“As magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, Internet access is a necessity in today’s increasingly digital world. You need to get online to search for employment and apply for jobs, to read critical news and information or even access telehealth applications,” said Jen Boyett, Senior Manager of External Affairs for Comcast in Southwest Florida. “Comcast is committed to helping bridge the digital divide and connecting more communities to the Internet and its vast resources.”

For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services.

“Today’s business owners need faster and more reliable wireless connectivity, more capacity and unmatched security for their companies, their customers and employees,” said Rich Rollins, Vice President of Business Services for Comcast’s Florida Region. “We are excited to work with Spring Lake businesses to see how our products and services can complement and enhance their operations and results.”

Since the beginning of the year, Comcast has already expanded its network to four other new areas in Florida – Crescent City, Lake Butler, Monticello and Waldo. In the past five years (2017-2021), the company has invested nearly $20 billion to evolve and grow its national network and, in the same timeframe, Comcast built 50,000 new route miles of fiber into its network.

For more information on Comcast’s consumer products and services, visit www.xfinity.com and for more information on commercial services, visit www.ComcastBusiness.com.

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