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Comcast investing $22 million to expand internet service into Eagle Mountain

By Ashtyn Asay - | Mar 22, 2022
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A crew works to install Comcast rural broadband service Oct. 8, 2020, in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
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A crew works to install Comcast rural broadband service Oct. 8, 2020, in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Comcast announced Tuesday that it will invest $22 million in order to expand service to 18,000 homes and businesses in Eagle Mountain over the next four years

In 2023, Eagle Mountain city residents will be able to access the entire suite of the company’s Xfinity services, including Xfinity internet, mobile, X1 cable and home security. Additionally, Eagle Mountain businesses will have access to the all Comcast Business services, including ethernet, internet, advanced voice solutions and video services.

“Giving our residents another choice for cable and internet services improves the quality of life for our residents,” Eagle Mountain Mayor Tom Westmoreland said in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming Comcast into our community.”

Comcast is a participant in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides those who qualify with a $30 credit toward internet services.

Additionally, with this new initiative, qualifying parties in Eagle Mountain will have access to Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which has connected 160,000 low-income Utahns with the internet since 2011.

According to the press release distributed by Comcast, internet options will range from the Internet Essentials program, offering unspecified data speeds, to a 1-gigabit broadband service.

“We are committed to supporting Utah’s growth plans by building infrastructure and bringing high-speed broadband to meet the state’s next-generation capacity needs,” Bryan Thomas, vice president of network engineering for the Comcast Mountain West Region, said in the release. “Our fiber expansion in Eagle Mountain is the latest example of the significant investments we’ve already made in the state. Since 2019, we’ve invested $881 million in technology and infrastructure capital expenditures, taxes and fees, employee wages and benefits, and charitable giving.”

Eagle Mountain is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, and it is projected that the city will have a population of 150,000 residents by 2050. Additionally, large businesses like Google and Meta have either purchased land or begun to build data centers within city limits.

“As one of the fastest-growing cities in Utah, we are eager for opportunities that will lend to successful businesses and thriving neighborhoods,” Tyler Savage, chairman of the Eagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce, said in the press release. “Comcast will be a powerful presence that our community can rely on in pursuit of these endeavors. We look forward to working closely with Comcast as our city continues to grow and become more prosperous.”

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