Comcast Business Expands Fiber Network in West Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, CT – April 9, 2019 – Comcast Business today announced that it has completed a nearly $350,000 fiber optic network expansion project in West Hartford, Connecticut. Comcast’s high-performance network is now delivering up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of Ethernet capacity to businesses located between Farmington Avenue and South Main Street, Albany Avenue and North Main Street, and down New Park Avenue, giving companies in this area a competitive edge in delivering their products and services.
West Hartford is known for its bustling downtown shopping district and variety of businesses, restaurants and health care facilities. Comcast’s investment delivers high-performance, reliable Ethernet Dedicated Internet Service and advanced voice services along with Wi-Fi and video solutions to small- and medium-sized companies and large enterprises with the flexibility to scale services as business needs change. Comcast also recently rolled out 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) Internet service using DOCSIS 3.1 technology to residential and business customers in the 86 communities it serves in Connecticut. including West Hartford, making Comcast’s "Business Internet 1 Gig" and "Business Internet 500" speed tiers available to business customers in the area.
“West Hartford is a dynamic and diverse town in Connecticut, offering the best of the urban and suburban experience, making it the ideal location for small and medium-sized organizations to large enterprises to operate,” said Mayor Shari Cantor. “Comcast’s investment helps strengthen our local economy by offering businesses the technology infrastructure they need to better service customers and the community.”
The new expansion extends Comcast’s network to three business districts in West Hartford, including West Hartford Center between Farmington Avenue and South Main Street, Bishops Corner Neighborhood between Albany Avenue and North Main Street and the Home Design District down New Park Avenue. The new infrastructure and internet capacity can help drive greater economic growth and development in these areas.
“Access to cutting edge technology is a crucial factor to our local businesses’ ability to grow,” said Christopher Conway, Executive Director of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce. “Investments in the community such as this, benefit overall economic expansion.”
“Advanced, high-performance networking is critical to the success of today’s businesses as they are increasingly expected to move beyond fast to exceed their customers’ expectations and remain competitive. Comcast Business’s investment in West Hartford not only underscores our commitment to driving business growth in the region, but it brings the company’s network closer to hundreds of offices, restaurants and retailors in the area,” said Paul Savas, Vice President of Comcast Business for the Western New England Region. “This fiber expansion increases capacity and delivers advanced services, allowing us to bring new customers online quickly.”
About Comcast Business:
Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services.