(JACKSON, MS) – January 12, 2021: Comcast announced today the completion of a major technology investment in Jackson designed to enhance internet speeds and support the most advanced services to residents and businesses.
“We truly appreciate Comcast’s continued investment in our state,” said Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves. “The pandemic has brought to light just how critical it is to be connected at home with the most advanced technology.”
Over the course of several months recently, Comcast upgraded its infrastructure across the city. This included the reconstruction of several miles of existing network. Comcast also upgraded all its power supplies across the city, as well as the cable connections that run directly to several thousand customers’ homes. The city is now 100 percent digital.
“Today’s announcement represents a true technology milestone for residents and businesses across Jackson,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President. “We are thankful to our employees who traveled to Mississippi from other states to support this critical effort.”
Comcast recently announced three new tiers of internet service offerings across Laurel and Meridian: Extreme (400 Mbps), Extreme Pro (600 Mbps), and 1-Gigabit, among the fastest speeds in the region.