Comcast on Aug. 25 announced it is expanding its fiber-optic network to homes and businesses in Spring Hill, Kansas to further enhance broadband connectivity and better serve citizens with fast, reliable Internet service.
Working with the City of Spring Hill, Comcast reports it will invest $9 million in a 2-year project to expand its fiber-rich network infrastructure over 75 miles in the area, bringing secure gigabit broadband service to more than 3,400 homes and businesses citywide.
Comcast said is committed to bringing connectivity to more areas in Kansas and worked closely with the City of Spring Hill to make fast Internet a reality for all.
The expansion will bring residential broadband speeds faster than 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and business speeds up to 100 Gbps.
Over the past three years, Comcast has enhanced its network and product offerings to reach more residents and businesses in the surrounding area with gigabit-capable speeds. In that time, Comcast notes it has invested more than $12.6 million in technology and infrastructure in Kansas, including network upgrades; the Spring Hill expansion brings the company's statewide investment to more than $21 million.
Residential customers will be able to take advantage of 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. Since its inception in 2011, the program has connected more than 5,200 students, parents, veterans and seniors in Kansas.
Comcast also participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides qualifying households a $30 monthly credit toward internet and mobile services.
For local businesses, Comcast Business will offer a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions.
"This is an exciting time for the City of Spring Hill. Broadband has been an issue for many years, and this is a city-wide solution that will benefit everyone in the community. A real broadband solution was one of the highest priorities on my list when I took office, and I tackled it head-on. Comcast investing in our community will have an immediate impact in fulfilling a need for our residents and will also provide long-term development benefits. We will do our best to keep open lines of communication throughout the construction process. This is a good day for Spring Hill and a great step forward toward our future." -- Spring Hill Mayor Joe Berkey.
"Ensuring all Spring Hill residents have access to reliable, high-speed internet is a top priority for Comcast. As the world we live in becomes increasingly digital, we remain focused on not only bringing our broadband network to more Spring Hill homes and businesses, but also on future-proofing our network to meet the ever-increasing appetite for education, business, entertainment and more." -- Kalyn Hove, regional SVP for Comcast