|[August 13, 2014]
Comcast Business Brings Multi-Gigabit Ethernet To Underserved Commercial Areas in Kent, Washington
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Business today announced the expansion of its commercial fiber
network, capable of bandwidth up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps), to
underserved commercial areas in Kent, Washington, the sixth largest city
in the state. The network build out will bring Comcast
Business Ethernet services to more than 150 local businesses for the
first time, providing a cost-effective solution to increase speed, scale
bandwidth, or connect multiple office locations on one dedicated network.
"We are pleased that Comcast (News - Alert) is making this investment in our
community," said Kent Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Andrea
Keikkala. "Connecting underserved commercial areas with high capacity
bandwidth for their Internet and data needs is vital for our local
businesses to expand and relocate, which creates more jobs and economic
Comcast will focus on maintaining and expanding its fiber network
throughout commercial areas in the Kent Valley, located at 72nd
Avenue South from 180th on the north side to South 196th
St on the south side. With this enhanced access to secure and reliable
Ethernet, businesses of all sizes in Kent can more effectively leverage
the Internet to help increase productivity, provide better customer
services, streamline their supply chain, or move their IT applications
to the cloud. Kent's diverse economic base includes manufacturing,
distribution, warehousing, professional services and retail companies.
As these companies expand and grow, Cocast Business Ethernet can also
scale to meet these evolving bandwidth consumption demands.
"While the Puget Sound region is known for its strong ties to the
technology industry, some commercial areas suffer from lack of 'last
mile' access to high-speed Internet and data, limiting the ability for
resident companies to achieve their full potential," said Matt
Fassnacht, Vice President of Comcast Business for Washington. "This
expansion will help companies in Kent to grow and expand their
businesses, while helping to increase operational efficiency."
All of Comcast Business's Ethernet services are delivered over an
advanced network that spans 140,000 miles across 39 states and the
District of Columbia. Serving 20 of the top 25 U.S. markets, Comcast has
more than one million Ethernet-enabled buildings on its network.
Fiber-based Ethernet services are available in bandwidth levels up to 10
Gbps and can be scaled in increments and offered in three different
classes of service, backed by strict service level agreements and
monitored 24x7x365 from Comcast's dedicated Network Operations Centers.
In the past year, Comcast received three Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) (MEF) Carrier
Ethernet Awards, including the prestigious Service Provider of the
Year for North America. In addition, Comcast Business was recently named
the fastest-growing company ranked on Vertical Systems Group's year-end
Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced
communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their
business objectives. Through a next-generation network that is backed by
24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV
and a full portfolio of Voice services for cost-effective, simplified
For more information, call 866-429-3085.
Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @ComcastBusiness and
on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and
phone provider to businesses and residential customers. Comcast has
invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among
the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation
(Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.
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