Comcast’s sizable investment brings five communities new high-speed connectivity options

A new and powerful Internet network is now online in parts of Houston County, Alabama, connecting communities to high-speed, reliable Internet. Thousands of homes and businesses in the areas of Ashford, Cottonwood, Cowarts, Kinsey and Webb can now access Xfinity and Comcast Business services. Comcast invested $4.5 million to make this technology infrastructure project possible.

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“Houston County is very thankful for Comcast’s increased investment in our community,” said Brandon Shoupe, Chairman of the Houston County Commission. “Their continued commitment to provide fast, reliable broadband to our citizens brings us closer to ensuring every citizen in Houston County has this increasingly necessary service.”

The next-generation network gives Houston County access to reliable and fast Internet speeds that outperform competitors — up to 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbps) for residential customers and up to 100 Gbps for businesses.

“Here in Kinsey, having access to high-speed Internet is so important to our residents and small businesses,” said Mayor Jason Reneau of Kinsey. “Kinsey offers residents the quiet of rural life paired with the conveniences of urban life, and Comcast expanding its fast and reliable services helps keep us even more connected.”

“Comcast has proudly served the Dothan community for many years. We’re thrilled more areas of Southeast Alabama are now online and can access our powerful network,” said Jeff Buzzelli, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Florida Region. “This is a big moment for us and these wonderful communities as more Alabamians can now connect to fast, reliable Internet. Whether it’s connecting with loved ones or pursuing employment opportunities, there’s a future of unlimited possibilities. We’re proud Comcast chose to invest millions in Houston County.”

Houston County residents in Dothan east of Ross Clark Circle and Route 431, as well as parts of Ashford, Cottonwood, Cowarts, Kinsey, and Webb can sign up for Internet by visiting Xfinity.com.

Connecting Businesses to Customers

For local businesses, 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.

“Reliable, high-speed Internet is essential for my business because without it, I’m not able to process payments, share promotional videos or communicate with my customers,” said Jolando Butler, owner of Desserts by Jolando on Main Street in Dothan. “I’ve been with Comcast Business for six years and they’ve always been dependable.”

Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest Internet provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest-growing providers of Ethernet services.

Accessing Affordable Internet

Comcast is committed to making Internet accessible and affordable across communities in Alabama. Since 2011, the technology leader has offered Internet Essentials. The program provides low-cost Internet service, digital skills training and subsidized computers to eligible income-constrained households. Internet Essentials has helped hundreds of thousands of Alabamians since its launch in 2011, including students, senior citizens, veterans and people with disabilities enrolled in public assistance programs and more.

Powered by Xfinity

Comcast’s network and Internet experience are powering Houston County homes today and into the future with:

  • Ultimate Capacity: Xfinity customers connect more than 1 billion devices across the company’s network annually. With the next-generation Xfinity gateways we deliver the most advanced WiFi technology carrying three times more bandwidth to power streaming, gaming, videoconferencing, and more, simultaneously.
  • Fastest Internet: More than a third of Xfinity Internet customers subscribe to gigabit speed products. Recently Comcast connected the first customers in the world to a DOCSIS 4.0 connection, delivering symmetrical gig speeds over existing connections in customers’ homes with plans to continue to rollout these speeds across the country over the coming years.
  • Unprecedented Coverage: The latest Xfinity Gateway provides a more reliable connection throughout the home. Customers can get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage with a powerful WiFi Boost Pod that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the home.
  • Most Reliable Connection: Comcast is scaling the nation’s largest and most reliable network that passes 62 million homes and businesses and counting. The company launched Storm-Ready WiFi, a new device that comes powered with cellular and battery backup to help keep customers connected even when the power goes out.
  • Ultra-Low Latency: The Xfinity network and the latest Xfinity Gateway are a powerful combination that deliver ultra-low latency for those moments when response times matter most like video games, a fast-growing category with Xfinity households averaging more than one gaming console per home.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms, we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Media: Sydney Freeman sydney_freeman@comcast.com Diego Osorio diego_osorio@comcast.com

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