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Comcast Business Extends Fiber Network to Bring Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Services to Four New Haven County Communities

New Competitive Option Offers Secure, Scalable Bandwidth for Cloud Computing, Mobility, Online Backup and More to Businesses Across Prospect, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls and Bethany, Connecticut


NAUGATUCK, Conn. – August 13, 2014Comcast Business today announced that its full portfolio of Ethernet services are now available in four New Haven County communities, including Prospect, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls and Bethany. Capable of bandwidth up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps), these services are specifically designed for businesses, schools, hospitals and other organizations requiring more capacity, looking to network multiple locations together, or planning to connect their offices to a third-party data center.

“Whether it’s an architectural firm sending digital blueprints, a law office backing up client records online, a cleaning equipment manufacturer transferring orders across multiple locations, or a restaurant needing more Wi-Fi capacity, bandwidth is increasingly becoming the engine driving all businesses,” said Charlie Tzoumas, vice president for Comcast Business in the Western New England Region. “Our fiber expansion in New Haven County is the latest example of the significant investments we’ve made to increase the availability of our Ethernet services across Connecticut to help drive competition, innovation and value for our customers.”

All of Comcast’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’s network features a 100 Gbps backbone and expanded local footprint through Ethernet over HFC. Bandwidth is available 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. Comcast was the first service provider in the world to offer Metro Ethernet Forum CE 2.0 certified Ethernet services and was also the first service provider to achieve all three of the previous CE 1.0 certifications (MEF 9, 14 and 18).

Comcast Business offers four Ethernet services, including:

  • Ethernet Private Line – point-to-point connectivity between two customer sites for bandwidth-intensive applications.
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line – a point-to-multipoint connection that allows customers to tailor bandwidth, performance characteristics and cost to meet the needs of their applications.
  • Ethernet Network Service – multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity to connect organizations with high-bandwidth requirements and multiple locations across Comcast’s network.
  • Ethernet Dedicated Internet – continuous, high-bandwidth connectivity between customers’ LANs and the public Internet.
In the past year, Comcast Business received three Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet Awards, including the prestigious Service Provider of the Year for North America. Comcast Business was also named the fastest-growing company ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s year-end 2013 U.S. 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 communications management.

For more information, call 866-429-3085.

Follow us on Twitter @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.


Media Contacts:
Maria-Christina Kolodziej 
Davies Murphy Group
(781) 418-2424

Laura Brubaker Crisco
Comcast
(860) 505-3445

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