Comcast, State of Michigan Partner to Expand Fast, Reliable All-Fiber Network to Portions of Unserved Washtenaw County

In its ongoing effort to invest in unserved and underserved communities, Comcast is in the final stages of completing a 37-mile, all-fiber infrastructure build to bring fast, reliable internet service to areas of Ann Arbor Township, Lodi Township, and Scio Township in Washtenaw County. When completed, the company will offer up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) symmetrical internet speeds to 525 total households. This network expansion 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.

“Every household and business across Michigan deserve access to high-speed broadband service, and the CMIC grant program is creating partnerships and opportunities like this one with Comcast,” said Jason Maciejewski, Washtenaw County Commissioner. “Ensuring everyone has access to the internet and the endless opportunities and resources it provides is critical to Washtenaw County’s economic development and vibrancy.”

Residential customers in these areas will be able to take advantage of Xfinity’s full suite of broadband services. These include access to symmetrical internet speeds up to 1 Gbps; advanced WiFi technology capable of supporting the ever-increasing number of connected devices in their homes; and xFi, a digital dashboard to control their home WiFi network and the devices connected to it, as well as xFi Advanced Security, which protects every device on the network from potential malware and security threats. Additionally, Comcast offers Internet Essentials, which brings broadband into the home for eligible low-income families for free when combined with the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program.

“This network expansion, made possible by our partnership with the State of Michigan, brings us another step closer to bridging the digital divide and ensuring all Michiganders have access to fast, secure and reliable internet,” said Kristee Cominiello, senior vice president of Comcast in Michigan. “We’ll continue to invest in our network and seek opportunities to expand access and adoption across Michigan.”

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.

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