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Comcast completes network project

Cambria, Clearfield counties to benefit from full suite of products, services

Comcast has completed the extension of its high-speed broadband network in portions of southern Clearfield County and northern Cambria County months ahead of schedule, state officials said.

Because of Comcast’s investment, 3,900 residential customers now have access to all Xfinity services, including residential gigabit broadband service, and businesses can get the full suite of Comcast Business products and services, including ethernet network speeds up to 100 gigabits-per-second, Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Cambria, said in a release.

The new and improved broadband is now available to the boroughs of Coalport, Glen Hope and Irvona and the township of Beccaria in Clearfield County and the townships of Chest, White, Dean, Clearfield and Reade in Cambria County.

“I would like to thank Comcast for making this important investment in our area and bringing the project in ahead of schedule,” said Langerholc. “Access to high-speed broadband is crucial to so many people, including students, fire and EMS personnel, small businesses and health care professionals.”

State Rep. Tommy Sankey, R-Clearfield, said, “One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has made painfully obvious is the need to create pathways that connect unserved and underserved areas of our commonwealth.”

Langerholc was prime sponsor of Act 132 of 2020, which created the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program to provide grants in support of broadband expansion in areas most in need of services. The $5 million grant program is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

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