Comcast Connects Rockford

Comcast can help Rockford expand access to high-speed Internet service, drive economic growth and close the digital divide

Comcast surpasses 1,500 miles of network in Rockford 

Comcast has more than 1,500 miles of fiber-rich network infrastructure in Rockford, including nearly 17,000 WiFi hotspots (and 23 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 Rockford, regardless of the zip code – making it a “Gigabit+ City.”

*Visit our Rockford Xfinity Store located at 6244 Mulford Village Drive.

Future proofing: We invest in our Xfinity Network to stay ahead of demand, support new technologies and accommodate changing lifestyles

Comcast has been serving Rockford for years. We have the track record, the longevity and the financial ability to invest in and partner with Rockford 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 over the last decade – $1.4 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

Three students gather around a laptop to study togetherStarted 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, one of Project UP’s centerpieces, 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  1.9 million Illinois residents access the Internet at home since it was launched in 2011.

In addition, Comcast has established WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” at nine community centers in and around Rockford. Lift Zones are safe spaces where students and families can get online for distance learning, to do homework, to learn new digital skills and to search for employment. Click here to find a Lift Zone near you.

We’re part of your community

Over the last five years alone, Comcast has provided $1 million in cash and in-kind funding for local non-profits, community events, sponsorships and other activities, including these organizations and more:

Comcast has been serving residents and businesses and supporting communities across Rockford for years. Following are announcements about Comcast’s initiatives in Rockford from over the last decade:

Comcast is proud to serve Rockford. 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

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