Comcast Selected as Internet Provider to Connect Underserved and Unserved Parts of Monongalia County, West Virginia

Comcast today announced it has been selected by Monongalia County, West Virginia, to extend its network to more than 2,100 homes and businesses across the county. This project, which will be supplemented by private investment from Comcast, will ultimately connect unserved or underserved residents and businesses to the Xfinity network where they can access Comcast’s full suite of services including Xfinity Internet, Xfinity TV & Streaming, and Xfinity Mobile as well as Comcast Business Internet and mobile. The project is expected to be complete in late 2025.

“Comcast is proud to be selected by Monongalia County to bring the Xfinity network to unserved and underserved residents and businesses,” said Ricky Frazier Jr., Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Keystone Region. “We look forward to delivering our fast, reliable Internet and innovative technology to residents and businesses as part of this network expansion.”

Monongalia County Commission developed a comprehensive Strategic Broadband Plan, together with Taft as a consultant, which provided local officials with an understanding of current levels of service, residents’ connectivity needs, and how the County could positively impact broadband availability. The plan’s findings illuminated the need for broadband service, especially in the western part of the County. Monongalia County selected Comcast as the Internet Service Provider to connect some of the unserved and underserved residents and businesses identified in the Plan.

“Our responsibility to constituents is to select partners that have demonstrated the expertise and scale to connect more residents and businesses to high speed, reliable Internet,” said Monongalia County Commissioner Sean P. Sikora. “Comcast has a proven history in Monongalia County, and the surrounding areas, and remains committed to connecting our citizens.”

Residents can visit and businesses can visit to see if their address is eligible for service or to get additional details on services and when they will be available. 

Comcast currently serves more than 45 municipalities in West Virginia including Granville Town, Morgantown City, Star City Town, and Westover City in Monongalia County. Comcast also has nine Lift Zones in West Virginia as part of Project UP, Comcast’s $1 billion commitment to advance digital equity through programs and community partnerships that connect people to the Internet, advance economic mobility, and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers, and creators.  

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