PITTSBURGH, PA, June 2, 2021 – Comcast announced today that it now offers the fastest internet speeds over WiFi across additional areas of Indiana County, as it has invested to introduce Gigabit service to residential and business customers in 12 additional communities.
These include the boroughs of Marion Center, Glen Campbell and Armagh and the townships of East Wheatfield, West Wheatfield, Buffington, Rayne, Cherry Hill, Montgomery, Green, Pine and Banks.
Customers in these areas will be able to take advantage of advanced WiFi technology that is capable of delivering WiFi speeds faster than a Gig to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in their homes.
“We are hyper-focused on investing in our network and advancing our internet product with new innovation,” said Greg Wells, vice president of marketing for Comcast’s Keystone Region, which serves Indiana County and western Pennsylvania. “Customers in these areas of Indiana County can enjoy faster speeds, state-of-the art gateways with WiFi 6 technology, wall-to-wall WiFi coverage, personalized tools and controls, and advanced cybersecurity protection.”
Said State Representative Jim Struzzi, “I am happy to see these much-needed upgrades coming to more rural areas and I applaud Comcast’s efforts to help these service areas. These additional internet speed options are vital to my constituents and I hope more of this occurs across Indiana County and the Commonwealth.”
“The Indiana County Commissioners are excited to hear that Comcast is introducing the fastest internet speeds to additional parts of Indiana County,” said Indiana County Commissioner R. Michael Keith. “The board of commissioners has committed to provide broadband to the residents, and we are fortunate to partner with Comcast to help provide this service.”
Comcast’s Xfinity Gigabit Internet service is delivered using Comcast’s existing network architecture and the connections that are already in most customers’ homes. Since 2017 alone, Comcast has devoted more than $15 billion to strengthening and expanding its network – including building more than 39,000 new route miles of fiber. Every 2.5 years the company adds as much capacity to the network as was added in all the previous years combined.
Comcast is also one of the first U.S. Internet Service Providers to offer a WiFi 6 Certified gateway with the latest version of its xFi Advanced Gateway, which is capable of delivering multi-Gigabit speeds via ethernet and laid the groundwork for Gigabit speeds over WiFi.
According to The Xfinity Cyber Health Report, some users have dozens of devices in their home. Increased internet speeds support faster connections and more capacity to support the growing number of smart home devices that are being added to home WiFi networks today and in the future.
Comcast’s residential broadband service is powered by xFi – a simple, digital dashboard for Xfinity customers to control their home WiFi network. In addition to parental control features like pausing WiFi and screen time scheduling, xFi provides content filters that ensure younger children can only access age-appropriate content. xFi now also comes with xFi Advanced Security, that protects all the devices connected to a customers’ home network from malware and other security threats. xFi can be accessed via the Xfinity mobile app (iOS and Android), or on the TV, on X1 and Flex, with the Xfinity Voice Remote. The feature is available at no extra cost to about 20 million Xfinity Internet customers who lease a compatible xFi gateway.
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