Comcast coming to Waterford

FILE - This March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - This March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Waterford — Comcast announced last week the expansion of its TV, internet and phone service into town, with an event for activated prospective customers at its Xfinity store in Groton from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5.

Comcast spokeswoman Kristen Roberts said the service will be rolled out to various neighborhoods over the coming weeks. She added that residents could look on the Comcast website to determine if their neighborhoods have been activated yet.

"Waterford, like the City of New London, neighbors our existing network in Groton and Norwich and offers an attractive opportunity for us to extend our network to consumers and businesses who have long expressed their desire for Xfinity and Comcast Business products and services," Michael Parker, senior vice president for the company, said in a statement.

Among the residential services Comcast offers are its X1 platform for video, which includes a voice remote feature; Xfinity internet, offering gigabit speeds that are among the fastest in the region; Xfinity Home, for security and automation; Xfinity Mobile, a new wireless phone service, and Xfinity Voice, for home phones.

Comcast said in a release that setting up the Waterford network would extend into next year. The town encompasses 33 square miles and such attractions as Waterford Beach, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and Harkness Memorial State Park.

For information, visit www.welcome2xfinity.com.

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