Building and Strengthening Broadband Connections in Virginia

By Dan Carr, Regional Vice President for Comcast Business’ Beltway Region

From enhancing and expanding our network and its technology, to adding value to our Internet and entertainment experiences for our customers, to growing our partnerships with community organizations to promote digital equity and more, here are some of the ways Comcast has worked to bring important moments to life this year in Virginia.

Connectivity

  • We continued to expand the Xfinity 10G Network, including bringing our products and services to 13,700 homes and businesses in Christiansburg, and 3,300 homes and businesses in Strasburg.
    • These expansions deliver the full suite of Xfinity and Comcast Business solutions – including residential broadband speeds up to 2 gigabits per second (Gbps) and business speeds up to 100 Gbps.
    • Residents can visit Xfinity.com and businesses can visit ComcastBusiness.com to see if their address is eligible for service.
    • These projects are part of Comcast’s ongoing expansion in Virginia, where we have invested more than $781 million in technology and infrastructure over the last three years – including upgrades to our local network.

 

  • Comcast Business kept businesses of all sizes connected and prepared for what’s next, including local customers like Easterns Automotive Group as it expands into new markets in the DMV region and beyond.
    • And with more small businesses under frequent threat from cyber-attacks, Comcast Business SecurityEdge™ successfully thwarted billions of threats, helping to protect tens of thousands of small businesses.

 

 

  • As unpredictable weather continues to affect Virginia year-round, Comcast became the first Internet Provider to offer a product designed to maintain connectivity when a storm hits, trees are down or a customer experiences a local outage, with the launch of Storm-Ready WiFi.

 

Community Impact and Investment

 

  • Through Project UP, we connected with more local organizations in Virginia and strengthened our long-standing relationships to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities for our customers and communities. We launched a Digital Navigator program with The Purple Zone in Richmond, VA to empower trusted voices in the community to help more people connect to the Internet, use devices and acquire digital skills.

 

 

  • All of this and more is centered around our mission to help drive awareness and adoption of the Federal Government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible low-income households with a credit of up to $30 per month ($75 per month on Tribal lands) toward their Internet and/or mobile service. Thanks to ACP, eligible Comcast customers can get home Internet through Comcast’s Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus at no cost once the federal credit is applied. Internet Essentials customers can also add a line of unlimited 5G cellular data ($45) through Xfinity Mobile for as little as $24.95/month after the ACP benefit is applied.

 

Looking Ahead

We’re proud of our continued investment in Virginia and the connections we’ve made across the Commonwealth with our customers and communities, and we’re looking forward to even more partnership and innovation in the years to come.