Comcast can help Aurora expand access to high-speed Internet service, drive economic growth and close the digital divide
Aurora is a Gigabit+ City
Comcast has more than 1,250 miles of fiber-rich network infrastructure in Aurora, including nearly 8,500 WiFi hotspots (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 Aurora, regardless of the zip code – making it a “Gigabit+ City.”
Future proofing: We invest in our network to stay ahead of demand, support new technologies and accommodate changing lifestyles
Comcast has been serving Aurora for years. We have the the track record, the longevity and the financial ability to invest in and partner with Aurora 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 connected devices and technologies and more people than ever working and going to school remotely and on the go.
Comcast has committed $1 billion over 10 years to help make digital equity a reality
Started in 2021, 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 – senior citizens, veterans and people with disabilities enrolled in public assistance programs, ranging from Medicaid to SNAP, as well as public housing residents. The program has helped more than 1.6 million Illinois residents access the Internet at home since it was launched in 2011.
Comcast participates in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible low-income households a credit of 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.
In July 2021, Comcast opened a Lift Zone at the Quad County Urban League (QCUL) in Aurora. Lift Zones are WiFi-connected safe spaces where students can get online to do schoolwork and adults can get online to learn new digital skills, search for jobs and access an array of services. Comcast has continued to support QCUL through grants for programs designed to advance digital equity and build digital skills.
In addition, over the last year, Comcast sponsored and partnered with local community organizations and events, including African American Men of Unity, Alive Center for Teens, Fiesta Patrias, Fox Valley United Way, Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry and the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce to support their missions to serve people and communities in and around Aurora.
We’re part of your community
Comcast is proud to serve Aurora. 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 email@example.com.