In its ongoing effort to invest in unserved communities, Comcast completed a 114-mile infrastructure build to bring fast, reliable internet service to Armada Township. The company will provide up to 1.2 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) internet to more than 1,100 total households. This comprehensive infrastructure build is part of the State of Michigan’s Connecting Michigan Communities (CMIC) Grant Program intended to bring high-speed broadband service to unserved areas across the state.
“Our state broadband grant program is designed to extend high speed internet to unserved areas,” said Senator Dan Lauwers, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee. “We want to give all residents and businesses access to a reliable network that is capable of the same high level of performance and security as what’s available in larger, more urban and suburban areas. Comcast’s expansion to Armada Township is a great example of how this program works.”
Residential customers in this area will be able to take advantage of Xfinity’s full suite of internet products. These include Internet Essentials, which brings broadband into the home for low-income families for $9.95 per month plus tax; speeds up to 1.2 Gbps; advanced WiFi technology capable of delivering speeds faster than a Gig to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in their homes; xFi, a digital dashboard to control their home WiFi network that includes Advanced Security protecting every device on the network from malware and security threats; and Flex, a free 4K platform for internet-only customers that seamlessly delivers their streaming content.
“When the State of Michigan came out with the Connecting Michigan Communities program, Comcast applied for funding on the township’s behalf to expand internet into the northeast area and southwest area of the township,” said John W. Paterek, Armada Township Supervisor. “This will put us steps closer into bringing the township up to the standards and requirements that the world requires with technology today for all our residents. We are incredibly grateful that Comcast made such an effort to apply for and secure this grant and we are very fortunate to have them working so closely with us.”
The expanded network will also reach businesses in Armada Township. 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.
Comcast’s Xfinity Gigabit Internet service is delivered using the company’s existing network architecture and the connections that are already in most customers’ homes. In the last three years, Comcast has invested more than $850 million in technology and infrastructure in Michigan, including upgrades to its broadband network.