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Comcast Palos Park Network Expansion Project
UPDATE: September 23, 2022
Back in July, we announced that Comcast is expanding its network to Palos Park, bringing all their Internet, video, mobile and other services to homes and businesses in the Village. Exciting update: Comcast started construction work this week. You will see them attaching lines to poles and doing other work in locations across Palos Park. Comcast will continue to work with the Village to provide updates as work progresses.
Press Release: July 2022
Comcast Expanding its Advanced, State-of-the-Art Network into Palos Park
Expansion will make Comcast’s high-speed Internet and full suite of services available to homes and businesses in the Village for the first time
Palos Park, IL – Palos Park leaders and Comcast are pleased to announce that the company plans to expand its network into the Village, bringing all its Xfinity and Comcast Business services to local customers for the first time. The Village Council approved a franchise agreement with Comcast at its December 13, 2021 meeting. Work on this agreement was months in the making.
“When the network expansion is complete, Palos Park residents will have access to some of the fastest Internet speeds and most advanced telecommunications services available today,” said Palos Park Mayor John Mahoney. “Comcast’s investment in Palos Park will also bring new levels of connectivity and technology to our residents and local businesses, helping them in a competitive marketplace.”
Commissioner Polk added “The Comcast expansion project will be a new system to serve Palos Park. This project will begin this summer with a survey of the community, along with final design. The process includes right of way permits, material acquisition, construction, testing and ultimately activation. The actual construction phase is expected to begin in October 2022. Comcast will work with the Village of Palos Park to provide updates on construction timelines as the work progresses. The franchise agreement stipulates Comcast will complete its new system buildout by December 31, 2023. Comcast will offer service to every existing residential dwelling within the Village, east of Bell Road, at standard installation rates. There is no obligation for residents to sign up for Comcast service(s)”
All of Comcast’s Xfinity Internet plans will be available in Palos Park. Xfinity Internet delivers residential download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps and has features that give customers complete control of their in-home WiFi networks, including: Xfinity Mobile and Xfinity TV to Xfinity Voice (home phone) and Xfinity Home (home security)
In addition to the ability to service all residential properties, the expanded network will also reach businesses in Palos Park. Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless and managed solutions.
“This expansion is a multi-million-dollar investment in Palos Park,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President. “The benefits of the expansion extend beyond access to the services Comcast provides to homes and businesses. This build-out is an investment in Palos Park’s people, its economy and its future and comes at no cost to the Village”
In the meantime, for more information about Xfinity products and services, visit www.xfinity.com. For more information about Comcast Business products and services, visit www.business.comcast.com.