Comcast rides 1.2 Gbps fiber internet into Gallup, NM

Nov. 10, 2021
Currently, more than 9,000 homes and businesses have access to Comcast’s network in Gallup, New Mexico.

In New Mexico, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) recently announced the company has introduced additional Internet speed tiers for homes and small businesses in the Gallup area, with internet speeds up to 1.2 Gbps now available to new and existing customers.

Currently, more than 9,000 homes and businesses have access to Comcast’s network in Gallup. Consumers have access to all of the company's Xfinity Internet packages including 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 300 Mbps, 600 Mbps, 900 Mbps, and 1.2 Gig speed tiers. From supporting four connected devices at a time, to speeds designed for heavy streamers, Gallup residents have a variety of Comcast options to keep them connected.

Bill Lee, CEO, Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce, commented, “Fast and reliable broadband is a key component of a vibrant economy. As Gallup businesses continue to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, it is good to see Comcast’s investment in our community to help ensure that new and existing businesses will have the bandwidth needed to succeed in the digital economy. With Internet speeds ranging from 50 Mbps to 1.2 Gigabits, Gallup can continue to recruit more industry sectors into our community, and help existing businesses grow.”

Additionally, Comcast announced it will continue to offer its low-cost, high-speed Internet program, Internet Essentials, to help provide more low-income households in Gallup with the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. The program provides 50 Mbps at-home internet access to low-income households for $9.95 per month. Households that qualify for programs like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others may qualify for Internet Essentials.

Since the program launched in 2011, Comcast says it has connected 296,000 low-income New Mexicans to the power of the Internet at home, including 2,800 individuals in Gallup.

Sarah Piano, Managing Regional Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region, asserted, “When Comcast operates in your community, you can count on them to provide support to local nonprofits and community organizations. Comcast is a long-standing partner and an amazing supporter of our critical mentoring work in Gallup and across New Mexico. Their Internet Essentials program is extremely affordable and helped us connect dozens of our families to an at-home Internet connection, which was critical this past year more than ever. Comcast genuinely cares about the communities they work in and continually strives to make things better for the families within those communities. We are so grateful for their partnership.”

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