Comcast is expanding into Eagle Mountain, bringing high-speed fiber connections and low-cost internet access to the Utah County city.
The company has announced it will invest $22 million over the next four years to connect to about 18,000 homes and businesses in the city of about 44,000 residents. According to the city’s mayor, no public funds will be used.
“Giving our residents another choice for cable and internet services improves the quality of life for our residents,” said Mayor Tom Westmoreland.
Beginning in early 2023, Eagle Mountain residents will be able to purchase Xfinity internet, mobile, X1 cable and home security. Comcast’s offerings will range from the “super-fast” 1-Gigabit broadband service to Internet Essentials, which offers internet connections for $9.95 a month to individuals and families who qualify under income guidelines. Those who qualify can then apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides free internet connections for low income families.
According to Comcast, it has connected 160,000 low income Utahns to the internet since 2011.
The services will include Comcast Business, which includes ethernet, internet, advanced voice solutions, along with video services, including WiFi, Voice, TV and managed enterprise solutions.
“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, Comcast’s vice president of network engineering in the west region, said.