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Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

May 30, 2024, 7:38 AM | Updated: Jun 10, 2024, 1:51 pm

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The Lift Zone Technology Center Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the Boys & Girls Club of Tooele on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 in Tooele, UT. (Kim Raff/Comcast)

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This article about fiber network expansion in Utah is sponsored by Comcast


Comcast’s announcement of a significant fiber network expansion in Utah will revolutionize internet connectivity in multiple counties. With a massive investment exceeding $138 million, Comcast is introducing high-speed broadband connections that promise multi-gig speeds and unmatched reliability to communities across the state.

Extensive Expansion Initiative

Installing hundreds of miles of cutting-edge fiber highways capable of delivering multi-gigabit speed reinforces Comcast’s commitment to advancing technological infrastructure. This expansion builds upon Comcast’s substantial $500 million investment made in Utah since 2021, showcasing a steadfast dedication to enhancing digital connectivity.

Transformative Impact on Communities

Utah Governor Spencer Cox praises this visionary investment.

“Comcast’s $138 million multi-gig speed fiber network expansion in Utah is a visionary investment in our state’s future,” said Gov. Cox. “By bolstering our fiber infrastructure, we’re enhancing connectivity and future-proofing Utah’s economy to ensure more Utahns have access to the digital opportunities of tomorrow.”

“Reliable high-speed internet is essential in today’s digital economy, which is why Comcast continues to connect more Utahns digitally,” said J.D. Keller, Senior Vice President, Comcast Mountain West Region.

Empowering Through Connectivity

The initiative transcends infrastructure development by addressing digital inclusion through Project UP. This $1 billion commitment connects millions of individuals to the internet while offering essential digital skills training, workshops, and affordable services like Internet Essentials, ensuring access to online resources.

Tooele County: Embracing Connectivity

Tooele County leaders hail the fiber network expansion as a pivotal moment for the community.

“Comcast’s expansion in Tooele heralds a new era of connectivity for Tooele County,” said Andy Welch, Tooele County Manager. “We’re bridging the digital divide and laying the foundation for our future. As Utah’s fastest growing county, Tooele is poised for unprecedented population growth and business development. This investment ensures we have the infrastructure to support and empower every resident and entrepreneur with a vibrant, connected future.”

Community Impact

With the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, Comcast’s expansion project supports youth empowerment.

“Comcast’s network expansion is pivotal for Tooele youth,” said Amanda Hughes, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, CEO. “With this project and Comcast’s Lift Zone, we’re connecting homes and overcoming the digital divide. Comcast generously gave 280 laptops to our youth, which further shows solid partnerships empower young minds with vital tech skills and ensure access to digital tools they need to thrive today.”

Comcast’s “Beyond the Build” initiative exemplifies its commitment to construct and invest in a multi-gig fiber network while partnering closely with communities to drive meaningful impact that addresses local challenges and promotes digital equity. Collaborating with community leaders, Comcast supports initiatives aimed at bridging the digital divide, providing essential resources, and empowering underserved populations through enhanced connectivity and digital skills training, thus ensuring that their technological advancements contribute to the overall progress of communities they serve.

Future-Ready Connectivity

Comcast’s commitment to delivering ultimate capacity, fastest internet speeds, extensive coverage, and unparalleled reliability through Xfinity technology signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

For more information, visit Utah.Comcast.com/network-expansion

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