Comcast can help McHenry County expand access to high-speed Internet service, drive economic growth and close the digital divide in even more of its communities
We’ve built “Gigabit+ Cities” across McHenry County
Comcast has nearly 4,500 miles of fiber-rich network infrastructure in McHenry County and offers gigabit+ Internet speeds to residential and business customers. In addition, we have nearly 55,000 WiFi hotspots in the county and 22 million nationwide. Our network architecture allows us to deliver the same suite of innovative services, the same high-level customer experience and gigabit+ Internet speeds across the McHenry County communities we serve, regardless of zip code – making them all “Gigabit+ Cities.”
Future proofing: We invest in our network to stay ahead of demand, support new technologies and accommodate changing lifestyles
Comcast has been serving communities in McHenry County for years. We have the the track record, the longevity and the financial ability to invest in and partner with McHenry County for the long term.
We invest in our network continually to make sure we meet the current and future needs of all the households and businesses we serve. In fact, over the last decade, Comcast has invested $30 billion in technology and network infrastructure nationally – $1.3 billion over the last three years in Illinois alone – to deliver an even greater customer experience, increase reliability and speeds and double network capacity every 2.5 years to stay ahead of growing demand, an explosion of new devices and technologies and more people than ever working and going to school at home and on the go.
- In 2021, Comcast extended its fiber and brought Internet speeds up to 100 Gbps and a suite of advanced business services to the Huntley Corporate Park, a 240-acre business park located alongside Interstate 90. Giving businesses located in existing and emerging business corridors access to these levels of connectivity and technology helps them compete locally, nationally and even internationally and drives economic development.
Comcast has committed $1 billion over the next 10 years to help make digital equity a reality
Project UP is a comprehensive 10-year, $1 billion Comcast initiative designed to help make digital equity a reality and build a future of unlimited possibilities. Internet Essentials, Project UP’s centerpiece, provides low-cost Internet service, digital skills training and subsidized computers to eligible low-income households. Internet Essentials and Internet Essentials Plus are available to students of all ages from grammar school to college, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and public housing residents enrolled in public assistance programs, ranging from Medicaid to SNAP. The program has helped more than 1.6 million Illinois residents access the Internet at home since it was launched in 2011. During the pandemic, we began a partnership with McHenry School District 15 to provide Internet Essentials for free to eligible district households that weren’t already connected.
Comcast participates in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible low-income households a credit up to $30 a month toward the cost of Internet and mobile service, including all of Comcast’s Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Mobile plans, as well as Internet Essentials and Internet Essentials Plus. Internet Essentials and Internet Essentials are free after applying the monthly $30 ACP credit.
We’re part of your community
Comcast is proud to serve McHenry County. We’re more than just your Internet Service Provider. We’re your friends, neighbors and coworkers, and we share a future. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.