Comcast is currently looking to accelerate its network expansion in 2023, with the goal in mind to ramp rollouts from the 840,000 new passings they achieved in 2022, to nearly 1 million this year. Where exactly are all of these connections going?
Plans for a $100 million network expansion is currently being outlined for Texas, and is expected to cover 80,000 new locations in the state this year. The areas initially focused on will be Kingwood, Pinehurst, Prairie View, Waller, New Caney, and Conroe before later moving to other parts of the Houston area. Kingwood alone will account for a very large portion of the construction efforts, aiming to reach 24,000 locations there. Construction began earlier this week.
Another 60,000 new locations are expected to be built across Washington and Oregon as part of a $280 million network expansion and upgrade project. Construction will include the rural towns of Eagle Creek, Estacada, Mt. Angel, and Silverton, Oregon as well as Battleground, Chattaroy, Key Peninsula, and Sumas, Washington.
Since November 2022, Comcast has reached nearly 1,000 locations in Colbert County, Alabama, 1,360 in Warren County, Georgia, and 2,150 in Hampton County, South Carolina. Previously, Comcast announced they expect to connect another 1,500 locations in Colbert County as part of a second expansion project there.
Additional locations are expected to be included across Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee this year, but a Comcast representative declined to provide the number of passings they aim to target in each state.
Earlier this year, Comcast won grants to connect about 3,000 locations in South Carolina, 28,000 locations in Georgia, and among thousands in Florida. The grants also cover places in Anderson, Hamilton, and Knox Counties in Tennessee, as well as 1,100 locations in Louisiana. It’s unclear if these builds will be completed by the end of 2023.
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
Plans were announced to extend the Comcast network to over 7,200 locations in Allegheny and Blair Townships, as well as Duncansville and Hollidaysburg in Blair County, Pennsylvania. The construction there is projected to be completed later this year.
In December, Comcast won a $7.5 million grant from West Virginia to cover over 2,100 locations there. The project will cover parts of Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Morgan, Ohio, and Putnam counties, set to be completed by the end of 2023.
In other areas of the United States, Comcast already has plans to expand its network the furthest it can. In Colorado, $75 million is being used to cover more than 6,300 homes in Pueblo and Pueblo West. Consumers can expect to start connecting to the network this fall.
In the Midwest, a project is expected to reach over 2,300 locations in Wayzata, Minnesota. Work began late last year and will hopefully be done by the end of 2023, though it may drag on into next year.
Regarding a previously announced project by Comcast, the network will work to cover 3,400 locations in Spring Hill, Kansas, as well.
And lastly, a $13.6 million grant from the state of Indiana last year will enable Comcast to reach 10,000 unserved homes across 19 different counties. The contracts for this construction were signed in February, and residents can expect the work to be completed within two years.