Comcast said that its expansion to 1,700 homes and businesses in rural Pennsylvania is complete.
The project delivers residential and business speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps and 100 Gbps, respectively. The areas are Turbotville Borough and the townships of Anthony, Delaware, Lewis, Limestone, Madison and Turbot. They are within Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties.
Since 2019, Comcast has brought service to almost 11,000 rural Pennsylvania homes and businesses. An ongoing expansion in Lancaster and Sullivan counties will reach about 360 more addresses.
In addition to the 1.2 Gbps speeds, residential subscribers will have access to the xFi digital dashboard for home Wi-Fi, xFi pods Wi-Fi extenders, Xfinity Mobile and the free Flex 4K platform for Internet-only customers.
“We have committed to investing in and expanding our network to ensure that more residents and businesses across our region have the important broadband connections they need for their educational, professional and personal lives,” Toni Murphy, the senior vice president of Comcast’s Keystone Region, said in a press release about the Comcast rural Pennsylvania expansion. “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.”
Comcast’s broadband growth slowed during the fourth quarter of 2021 and during the entire year compared to 2020, which was a big year for the industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s net additions during the fourth quarter were 212,000, which was a decrease of more than 60% compared to the year-ago quarter’s total of 538,000. Over the course of the entire year, the company added 1.33 million, a decrease of 33% compared to the 1.97 million added in 2020.
Overall, broadband providers had net adds of 2.95 million last year. Most of the gains were among cable operators, according to the Leichtman Research Group.
Comcast is not the only operator active in the Keystone State. Last May Kinetic by Windstream said that it would increase its footprint by 56,000 locations there by the end of 2021