Comcast and Hopewell Township Partner to Connect Residents, Businesses

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Comcast has partnered with the Hopewell Township Committee to expand our network into unserved areas of Hopewell Township, NJ, ensuring the availability of Comcast’s smart, fast and reliable fiber-rich network to approximately 150 unconnected rural homes and businesses in the Township.

“High-speed Internet access is critical for connecting to work, school, family, friends and entertainment, and I am so pleased we can now provide this for every resident, farm and small business in our Township,” said Hopewell Township Mayor Paul J. Ritter III. “Our partnership with Comcast – the first of its kind in Cumberland County and New Jersey –  allowed us to extend network access quickly and in a cost-effective way to our constituents. We are proud to set this example and provide a model for other rural towns to fill broadband deployment gaps in their communities, while helping our residents and businesses enjoy the benefits that digital access brings.”

“Comcast is committed to ensuring everyone can fully participate in the digital economy, and we are proud to help Mayor Ritter and Township officials meet their goal of connecting every resident and business to broadband access,” said Dan Bonelli, Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Freedom Region. “Thanks to our fast, secure and reliable fiber-rich network, as well as our expertise in designing, engineering, building and operating broadband infrastructure, Comcast is uniquely positioned to deliver digital access more quickly and affordably than other options to rural unserved homes and businesses.”

Construction will start in the coming months with the project expected to be complete by early 2024. Residents will be notified when they are eligible for service and can visit Xfinity.com, call 1-800-XFINITY or visit our Xfinity Store conveniently located at 2160 North Second Street, Millville, NJ, to sign up.

Experts at the Xfinity Store can help with product demonstrations, answer any questions new customers may have and can help local businesses schedule an informational meeting with the Comcast Business sales team. For those who have access to broadband but have trouble affording it, residents can learn more about the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible low-income households with a credit of up to $30 per month toward the cost of their Internet and/or mobile service. With the ACP, eligible Comcast customers can get home Internet through Comcast’s Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus at no cost once the credit is applied. Internet Essentials customers can also add a line of unlimited 5G cellular data ($45) through Xfinity Mobile for as little as $24.95/month after the ACP benefit is applied.

In recent years, Comcast has invested more than $1 billion in technology and infrastructure in New Jersey, including improvements to its broadband network. Comcast is also deeply committed to advancing digital equity in the communities it serves. The company’s recent community partnerships in New Jersey have totaled $18.1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to more than 190 local nonprofits since 2019. This investment includes the launch of 35 Lift Zones, which provide free, high-speed WiFi to local community centers to ensure everyone can get online and fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy. Internet Essentials and Lift Zones are part of Project UP, Comcast’s comprehensive, 10-year, $1 billion pledge to advance digital equity through programs and community partnerships that connect people to the Internet, advance economic mobility, and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers and creators.

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