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News Release: 11/16/2021

Comcast Begins Service to Wilkes-Barre, Courtdale, Pringle

First New Customers Enjoying Services in the City;
Network to Pass Thousands More Residences and Businesses through Q4 2022
Service also has begun for nearby Pringle and Courtdale Boroughs;
Service to Larksville Borough to begin in Q1 2022
WILKES-BARRE, PA (November 16, 2021) – Comcast today announced it has started providing its full suite of services, including residential broadband speeds up to 1.2 gigabits per second and business speeds up to 100 Gbps, to its first new customers in the city of Wilkes-Barre.
Residents and businesses can check here to see if they are eligible for service today. If so, they can sign up for service by using the link accompanying the map or by visiting our Xfinity Store at 1150 PA Route 315 in Plains Township, two miles northeast of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
The experts at the Xfinity Store can help with product demonstrations and any questions new customers may have given their access to Gigabit internet service, unique home WiFi control capabilities with xFi, the award-winning Xfinity X1 video platform, Xfinity Flex for streamers, Xfinity Home, Xfinity Voice and Xfinity Mobile. They can also help local businesses in scheduling an informational meeting with the Comcast Business sales team, which can describe its popular Security Edge service or how to get connected at Ethernet network speeds up to 100 Gbps.
“The City of Wilkes-Barre is pleased to welcome Comcast as a broadband choice for residents and businesses,” said Wilkes-Barre mayor George Brown. “Comcast’s expansion of service within the City of Wilkes-Barre will assist our residents and businesses in obtaining reliable and quality internet access. A strong network is more important than ever and an important factor in improving our community.”
Comcast reached a franchise agreement with Wilkes-Barre in February and is scheduled to complete the expansion of its advanced network to the city as well as to neighboring Wilkes-Barre Township by the end of 2022. Comcast has also begun service to its first new customers in the nearby boroughs of Pringle and Courtdale, expansions that will be complete by the end of this year, and service to the first new customers in the borough of Larksville is scheduled to begin in early 2022. Pringle and Courtdale residents can go here to see if they are eligible for service today.
“This is one more step toward expanding access to high-speed internet services to more families in our area, including those on the West Side and the rest of Luzerne County,” said State Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne). “High-speed internet service enables students to access educational resources, families to enjoy entertainment options, and employers to conduct business in the global marketplace. The expansion of Gigabit internet service opens a multitude of new opportunities for local businesses and families.”
Comcast’s expansion to Wilkes-Barre, Pringle, Courtdale and Larksville is just the company’s latest investment in northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to opening its Xfinity Store this past February in Plains Township, where customers can realize savings through its Xfinity Mobile service, Comcast expanded to Kingston Borough in 2020 and earlier this year completed its network extension to Eagles Mere and Laporte.
“On behalf of Mayor Dorothy Duesler and all council members of Courtdale Borough, we look forward to the addition of Comcast to our municipality,” said Courtdale Council President Carl Hodorowski. “Comcast will give residents a welcome choice of internet, phone, television and streaming services.”
Said Mike Berish, Pringle Borough Council President, “Pringle residents now have choices in their cable service. Comcast has completed their task in Pringle with professional work and in a timely manner with safety in mind. We are happy to have Comcast.”
Comcast continues to invest in its network to meet consumer demand, providing among the fastest, most reliable internet speeds over its fiber-rich network and one of the fastest in-home Wi-Fi experiences. Comcast also offers Internet Essentials, the national’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, providing low-cost broadband service, digital literacy training and discounted computers. Comcast is proud to support the Federal Government’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a temporary subsidy program available for all tiers of Xfinity Internet service, including Internet Essentials.
“We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response to the new Xfinity and Comcast Business products and services available to additional residents and business owners in Luzerne County,” said Toni Murphy, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Keystone Region. “We are proud to build on existing service to Pittston, Dallas and other areas of the county and pleased to become an even bigger part of the Luzerne County community as we complete these expansions.”
Comcast also looks forward to making a positive impact in these new communities as it continues a long history of giving back to communities where it provides service and where its employees live and work. Comcast/NBCUniversal provides cash and in-kind support to community partners in the form of Comcast Foundation grants, sponsorships, public service announcements, scholarships and courtesy video and Internet services to schools, libraries, and Boys & Girls Clubs. In Luzerne County, Comcast recently partnered with United Way of Wyoming Valley and previously completed Comcast Cares Day partnership projects in Forty Fort and Duryea.   


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