Comcast on March 9 announced it has completed an expansion of its fiber-based network to make its full suite of services available to 1,700 more homes and businesses in parts of rural Pennsylvania's Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties, including residential broadband speeds up to 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbps) and business speeds up to 100 Gbps.
The expansion of Comcast's fiber-rich network to Turbotville Borough and the townships of Anthony, Delaware, Lewis, Limestone, Madison and Turbot within Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties, along with previously completed expansions in Cambria, Clearfield, Fayette, Somerset and Sullivan counties, brings to nearly 11,000 the total of rural Pennsylvania homes and businesses reached by Comcast since May 2019, the company noted in a statement.
"This expansion is welcome news for unserved and underserved areas of our region," said Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, whose district includes Turbotville, as well as Delaware, Lewis and Turbot townships. "Sufficient access to broadband internet means much more than being able to download movies. Students need it to learn, people working from home need it to do their jobs, emergency service providers need it to keep us safe and the agriculture industry needs it more and more to keep farms operating efficiently."
Comcast said it is also currently working on expansions in Lancaster and Sullivan counties that will reach approximately 360 homes and businesses.
"We have committed to investing in and expanding our network to ensure that more residents and businesses across our region have the important broadband connections they need for their educational, professional and personal lives," concluded Toni Murphy, senior vice president of Comcast's Keystone Region. "We are proud to connect these communities with fast, secure and reliable internet service that is built to meet their needs today and into the future."