High-speed internet will soon be coming to Waldo and Lake Butler.
On Tuesday, Comcast announced it would expand its network in a press release. The company plans to bring its high-speed Xfinity Internet services to local customers for the first time as it continues to bring broadband internet service to new and underserved areas.
“We must work to ensure all Florida communities are connected, because those without Internet access are at an extreme disadvantage,” said State Sen. Keith Perry in the release. “Comcast’s significant investment and network expansion to Waldo will be beneficial to its residents and businesses immediately as well as set the stage for potential economic growth and development.”
Comcast Xfinity Internet services will now be available in Waldo and Lake Butler with residential customer speeds ranging from 50 Mbps up to 3 Gbps and speeds up to 1 Gbps for businesses. Customers will have access to Xfinity’s features that give them control over their in-home WiFi networks, including:
- WiFi Controls – Xfinity xFi’s digital dashboard gives customers total control over their in-home wireless networks with the ability to monitor what devices are connected, set parental controls, pause WiFi access and more.
- Advanced Cybersecurity Protection – Customers can use xFi Advanced Security to protect devices connected to their gateway from malware and other threats.
- xFi Pods – xFi Pods are WiFi extenders that can ensure WiFi coverage is available all across the home, eliminating dead zones.
- Streaming – Xfinity Internet customers can use Xfinity Flex, a 4K streaming device, to stream movies, videos and more from the Xfinity Stream app, Peacock Premium and other popular streaming services like Hulu and Netflix.
“The internet is an increasingly crucial part of our daily lives, so Comcast’s network expansion in the City of Waldo will be extremely beneficial for our community,” said Waldo City Manager Kim Worley in the release. “We are thrilled about all of the additional internet services and cable television services that will soon be available here.”
Comcast is also in Lake City and Starke with hi-speed service.
“As magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent shift to online learning and work, Internet access is a necessity in today’s increasingly digital world. You need to get online to search for employment and apply for jobs, to read critical news and information or even access telehealth applications,” said Javier Garcia, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast in Florida, in the release. “Comcast is committed to helping bridge the digital divide and connecting more communities to the Internet and its vast resources.”
For more information on Comcast’s products and services, visit www.xfinity.com or call 1-800-XFINITY (1-800-934-6489).