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A Faster and Future-Proof Network Now Powers Florida’s First Coast

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Whether you live in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns Counties, it’s never been easier to access high-speed, reliable Internet in Northeast Florida.

Greater Jacksonville is ready for tomorrow’s connectivity needs following the completion of $46M worth of technology upgrades.
Comcast recently announced the multimillion-dollar investment to bring its most advanced network to industrial parks, residential developments and retail sites. The tech company’s reliable and fiber-rich network powers Comcast Business and Xfinity services. Comcast’s significant investment means businesses and residential customers now have access to a full suite of services, including speeds of up to 100 Gbps for commercial customers and faster than a gigabit for homes. 

“Access to high-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s digital world.  Whether we are talking about business, school, finance, healthcare or entertainment, high-speed Internet has become essential,” said Clay County Commission Chair, Jim Renninger. “Comcast’s continuing investments in advanced connectivity will help position the First Coast area as a great place to promote economic development and to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Clay County.” 

Through its network investments, Comcast has brought its advanced services proactively to areas across Florida’s First Coast including:

  • Along the First Coast Expressway, supporting residential projects near SR-16, Sandridge Road and south of Green Cove Springs along SR-17 in Clay County
  • The Wildlight Commerce Park in Nassau County
  • Florida Gateway Logistics Park in Jacksonville
  • CR-210 in St. Johns County including the Fountains, Beachwalk and Legends Points Logistic
  • Imeson Landing and Imeson Park South in Duval County
  • Palencia in St. Johns County

Comcast is committed to expanding access to reliable, high-speed Internet across the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area.

Jacksonville’s ties to Comcast date back decades. The growing area is and will continue to be a focus area for the company. In fact, more than 13,000 miles of network infrastructure power connectivity across Duval county alone, including more than 219,000 WiFi hotspots and 11 Lift Zones.

Following the upgrades, the network architecture allows Comcast to deliver the same suite of innovative services, the same high-level customer experience and gigabit+ Internet speeds across Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties, regardless of zip code – making the area’s connectivity future-proof.

“High-speed internet is a necessity, especially in healthcare, where reliability is essential” said Jim Bilsky, Vice President of Enterprise IT Operations at Baptist Health. “Continued investments in advanced connectivity and services help enable Baptist Heath to provide care to the communities we serve.”  

Increasing Digital Opportunity in Northeast Florida 

Started in 2021, Project UP is a comprehensive 10-year, $1 billion Comcast initiative designed to help make digital equity a reality and build a future of unlimited possibilities. Internet Essentials has been one of Project UP’s centerpieces, providing low-cost Internet service, digital skills training and subsidized computers to eligible low-income households.

“We’re more than a service provider. Comcast has been part of the fabric of Jacksonville for so many years,” said Comcast’s Florida Region Senior Vice President, Jeff Buzzelli. “We not only invest in our technology, products, services and the customer experience, we invest in the communities we serve to ensure that everybody has access to digital opportunity.” 

Since 2010, Comcast has made more than $5 million in cash and in-kind contributions to Jacksonville area non-profits such as Seniors on a Mission to support activities designed to help shrink the digital divide. Seniors on a Mission hosts free “Technology PopUps” for senior adults. The digital skills sessions teach community members how to better use their tech devices in 45-minute, one-on-one training.

Comcast employee teaching a senior citizen how to use his phone's services

“Comcast’s ongoing support means everything to us. Together, we’re helping our seniors improve their quality of life,” said Seniors on a Mission founder Joanne Hickox. “Whether it is video calling grandkids, learning to text, or helping them to understand their hospital portals, these digital skills can keep them connected to what matters most. We’re so happy Comcast is giving back to the community right here in Jacksonville by investing in our organization. We look forward to our continued partnership.”

Comcast has supported non-profits, community events, sponsorships and other initiatives in Florida’s First Coast including:

Comcast has been serving and supporting communities across Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties for decades. The following are announcements about Comcast’s initiatives over the last few years: 

Are You a Veteran or Active-Duty Military Personnel?

Comcast’s commitment to military engagement is deeply rooted in our culture, going back decades to our founder, U.S. Navy veteran Ralph Roberts. Any Xfinity customer who is currently serving or is a veteran can receive a $50 virtual prepaid card. You can access the free resource through April 22.


Jeff Buzzelli serves as Senior Vice President of the Florida Region which includes parts of southern Alabama and Georgia. He oversees the Region’s business functions, focusing on technical operations, engineering, launching and marketing new products and services, and overall financial performance. He is responsible for delivering reliable products and services to around 3.5 million customers throughout Florida. He leads more than 2,700 employees and is focused on delivering exceptional customer experience and providing the most reliable, fastest Internet connection to customers.

Comcast is incredibly proud to serve the Jacksonville metropolitan area. We’re more than just your Internet service provider. We’re your friends, neighbors and coworkers, and we share a future.

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