Comcast Brings High-Speed Internet Service to More Boone County Communities and Industrial Areas

Three XFINITY vans line the front of a home.

Expansion follows network investment of $1.4 billion in Illinois over the last three years, helps drive economic growth in Boone County

April 4, 2024 – Comcast announced the completion of a project to bring its residential and business services to Caledonia and Timberlane and extend its network to serve additional locations in Poplar Grove, including Candlewick Lake.  Comcast’s full suite of Xfinity residential and Comcast Business services, including Internet speeds faster than a gig, are now available in these communities.

“Access to state-of-the-art connectivity and technology are critical not only for today’s digital world but for our future,” said Rodney Riley, Boone County Board Chairman.  “I appreciate Comcast’s continued investment in Boone County and in advanced connectivity to help enhance the quality of life for our residents and promote economic development for our businesses.”

“Comcast is proud to deepen our presence in Boone County,” said Chris Smith, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region Senior Vice President.  “We’ve invested $1.4 billion in our network in Illinois over the last three years alone to increase Internet speeds, accommodate the growing number of connected devices, and deliver robust WiFi throughout our customers’ homes and businesses.”

Services Available

Comcast offers the following Xfinity services to residential customers across its footprint in Boone County:

  • Xfinity Internet – Connect to the Xfinity network and get speeds faster than a gig, xFi Advanced Gateways and powerful WiFi Boost Pods that extend coverage to every corner of your home. 
  • Xfinity Mobile – Purchase new mobile phones, devices and accessories and choose a flexible data plan – Unlimited or By the Gig – that fits your unique needs.
  • Xfinity TV – Explore the X1 platform – the ultimate entertainment experience – and try the award-winning Xfinity Voice Remote.
  • Xfinity Home – Choose from Xfinity’s Self Protection or Pro Protection home security and automation solutions.
  • Xumo Stream Box from Xfinity – Discover a 4K streaming device, offered to Xfinity Internet customers at no additional monthly cost, that brings together the best of live TV and streaming into one simple, intuitive experience.

Boone County businesses also have access to Comcast Business’s broad suite of technology solutions designed to keep businesses of all sizes ready for what’s next. With a range of offerings including connectivity, secure networking, advanced cybersecurity, and unified communications solutions, Comcast Business is partnering with business and technology leaders across industries to help drive businesses forward.

In addition, the expansion to the additional Boone County communities provides households with access to Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. Internet Essentials is a low-cost Internet service available to eligible income-constrained households. The program has helped 1.9 million Illinois residents connect to the Internet at home since it launched in 2011.

Comcast is committed to economic development in Belvidere and Boone County

Comcast also announced the completion of a fiber expansion to the industrial area in development north of Route 20, east of Irene Road and west of Appleton Road in Belvidere, following a 2021 expansion to businesses along a nearby three-mile section of US Route 20 around the industrial area at Morreim Drive and Town Hall Road.

Businesses along the expansion route now have access to Comcast Business’s broad suite of technology solutions. Backed by a next-generation network, Comcast Business has been recognized for its growth, innovation, and leadership in global secure networking. Having the expanded network in place enables Comcast Business to connect new business customers quickly and easily.

“Advanced connectivity, technology and services will allow our residents to thrive in school and in the workforce and our businesses to compete locally, nationally and even internationally,” said Belvidere Mayor Clinton Morris. “The continued investment in our industrial infrastructure – along with Comcast’s historic investments in its network in the area – illustrates the viability of our industrial base, our people and our economy.”

“Top-tier connectivity and technology are crucial to Belvidere’s economic growth and development,” said Pamela Lopez-Fettes, Executive Director of Growth Dimensions, the Economic Development group for Belvidere and Boone County. “Comcast’s investment in our local infrastructure will help us attract and retain people and businesses.”

Overall, Comcast has invested more than $20 billion in the last five years to grow and evolve its expansive fiber-rich network across the company’s service footprint nationwide, investing $1.4 billion in its network in Illinois in the last three years alone.

“These latest expansions are part of Comcast’s ongoing efforts to invest in its network, deliver state-of-the-art services to more people and more businesses and help drive economic growth in Boone County and other communities in our Illinois footprint,” said Sean McCarthy, Comcast’s Regional Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives.

Comcast’s more than 70,000 miles of fiber-rich network infrastructure in its Greater Chicago Region, which includes Northern and Central Illinois, Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, allows the company to offer internet speeds faster than a gigabit to residential and business customers in its service footprint. In addition, Comcast has more than 2 million WiFi hotspots in the region and more than 23 million nationwide.

To learn more or sign up for Xfinity products and services, visit or call 1-800-Xfinity.  To learn more or to sign up for Comcast Business products and services, visit or call 866-429-3085.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms, we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit for more information.

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