America’s Expanding Broadband Networks Continue to Grow: The Northeast Pt. 2

America’s Expanding Broadband Networks Continue to Grow: The Northeast Pt. 2

As America targets efforts towards connecting every community to robust broadband – including the distribution of more than $40 billion in federal funds for building new networks – cable providers continue to do what they have always done: build out their networks to reach as many Americans as possible.

With network expansions continuing to happen nationwide, here are a few more examples of projects that work towards the national goal of connecting every American. To learn about other projects highlighted in previous blogs, be sure to check out

And to learn more about what it takes to deliver broadband to rural and far-out communities, watch NCTA’s new docufilm “Every Last Mile.”


In North Haven, Charter has connected the island community using a series of undersea fiber-optic cables. Navigating ferry schedules and other maritime traffic to complete the project, the ISP now delivers high-speed broadband to the community of over 1,000 residents in the summer, as seasonal residents flock to the island during the warmer months.

New Hampshire

Comcast announced it is expanding its network to Northfield, delivering Xfinity and Comcast Business services to more than 2,100 additional residents and businesses in Merrimack County. The expansion is expected to be complete by summer of next year.


Charter has completed an expansion of its fiber-optic network to nearly 1,200 homes and small businesses in the towns of Royalston and Warwick, delivering gigabit speeds to the rural communities.

Rhode Island

Cox Communications has announced it will invest more than $120 million to build fiber and upgrade its network in Rhode Island, including a $20 million investment to bring fiber to Aquidneck Island, which is home to the communities of Newport, Portsmouth, Middletown, and Jamestown.


Comcast is expanding its smart, fast and reliable fiber-based Xfinity network to 8,700 additional homes and businesses in Litchfield County. Customers will have access to Comcast’s gigabit-speed network in Litchfield, Morris, and Torrington.