Comcast Now Available to More Than 250 Additional Homes and Businesses in Sharon

Comcast today announced the completion of a project to expand its smart, fast, reliable, fiber-based network to deliver its full suite of Xfinity and Comcast Business services to more than 250 additional residents and businesses in the town of Sharon. Comcast and the town partnered on this project to connect previously unserved residents and businesses to high-speed broadband.

“I applaud Comcast for their commitment to Sharon and for providing more residents and businesses with access to high-speed Internet and advanced broadband services,” said Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding. “This investment in our town’s infrastructure not only helps keep our community connected, it simultaneously helps to attract new businesses that will stimulate economic growth.”

“Expanding Internet access in Sharon has been a game changer for over 250 addresses in our community that did not previously have broadband,” said State Representative Maria Horn. “Comcast has been a great partner for the town of Sharon. They literally went the extra mile to ensure that every resident and business has the reliable connectivity they need. I look forward to helping other rural towns in my district deliver on the state's goal of Internet for all.”

“I am immensely grateful for the tireless efforts of the Sharon Connect Task Force and Comcast who collaboratively worked as a cohesive team to deliver on the mission to provide adequate access to reliable high-speed Internet to residents in Sharon,” said Town of Sharon First Selectman Casey Flanagan. “This endeavor exemplifies the potential of public-private partnerships and should serve as a blueprint for other municipalities seeking to address their own Internet access needs.”

The milestone is part of Comcast’s ongoing expansion in Connecticut, where the company has invested more than $335 million in technology and infrastructure over the last three years – including upgrades to its local network.

“Comcast is proud to complete this expansion project in partnership with the town of Sharon and to invest further in the state of Connecticut,” said Carolyne Hannan, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s New England Region. “Now that residents and businesses in the most rural areas of Sharon have a fast, secure and reliable Internet from Comcast, they can videoconference with ease, stream entertainment seamlessly and download important files in seconds.”

Residents now have access to Xfinity’s full suite of Internet products, including the company’s Internet Essentials program that provides low-cost, high-speed broadband for income-constrained households.

Sharon residents, Patty and Bill Braislin, were thrilled to get connected to Comcast’s network.

The Sharon Connect Task Force chose the right carrier when they contracted with Comcast,” said the Braislins. “The installation at our house went smoothly and we have had fast, reliable Internet service. Now that we have access to high-speed Internet, we will also be upgrading our technology at home so we can take even more advantage of the much improved service.”

Residents and businesses in Sharon can visit our Xfinity Store in Canton, located at 81 Albany Turnpike, to get more information about their products and services.

Powered by Xfinity Comcast’s network and Internet experience are powering homes today and into the future.

  • 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.

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. 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 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.

Over the last three years, Comcast has provided $11 million in cash and in-kind charitable contributions to support 177 nonprofits across Connecticut. The company has also installed 32 Lift Zones in Connecticut, providing free WiFi service to help these community centers promote digital learning. Lift Zones are part of Project UP, Comcast’s comprehensive $1 billion commitment to help build a future of unlimited possibilities and the continuation of the company’s long history of giving back to communities where it provides service and where its employees live and work.

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 Kristen Roberts 860-982-9740 Kristen_Roberts@comcast.com

Elizabeth Walden 860-918-3545 Elizabeth_Walden@comcast.com

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