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    Continuum Data Centers Adds Comcast Business Ethernet to Expand Network Connectivity Options for Customers

    Extensive fiber network provides broader on-net access to Continuum’s high power density infrastructure designed for algorithmic trading, big data, disaster recovery and other applications

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    CHICAGO – December 17, 2014Comcast Business today announced that Continuum Data Centers (CDC), a multi-tenant data center operator in Chicago’s western suburbs, is offering Comcast Business Ethernet services as a connectivity option to its customers. With 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) of fiber-based Ethernet, CDC’s customers benefit from secure, scalable, high-performance connectivity with the benefit of Comcast’s vast fiber network to reach their business locations.

    Located in West Chicago, Ill., CDC’s flagship facility, CDC 603 is an 80,000-square-foot, Tier III data center offering high density power, diverse network connectivity and flexible colocation space options ranging from 1,000-square-foot private-data-center suites down to a single server. The company works with more than 300 enterprises and Fortune 1000 firms. Being less than five miles away from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s data center and trading platform in Aurora, Ill., these firms include financial services and trading firms.

    “Our customers’ applications range from complex algorithmic trading to online gaming and disaster recovery, so we’ve designed our facility and services to be customizable based on the specific needs of their mission critical applications,” said Eli D. Scher, Chairman and CEO, Continuum Data Centers. “Comcast Business not only provides another high-performance fiber connectivity option, but its Ethernet network reach and rapid provisioning means even more customers can connect with our facility.” 

    With the number of man-made and natural disasters that have occurred over the past years, risk aversion and disaster recovery are key growth drivers for CDC.  Increasingly, customers are looking to back-up their data in risk-averse geographies and in multi-tenant facilities engineered with critical system redundancy, expansion power and ample bandwidth. With the growth in networks, customers no longer need to choose between connectivity and risk aversion, and CDC 603 exemplifies this phenomenon.  The reliability and scalability of Comcast’s Ethernet services ensure that CDC’s customers’ have the optimal connectivity for their business continuity strategies.

    “For companies of all sizes, data centers like CDC 603 are playing an increasingly critical role in their IT strategies, ranging from serving as an off-site back-up location all the way up to serving as a host for a variety of business applications,” said Jay Dirkmaat, vice president, Comcast Business Services. “A key part of our local network expansion plan is to get more high quality data centers on-net so that our Ethernet customers in Illinois and around the U.S. have more options for colocation services.”

    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.

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    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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    Jack A. Segal
    Comcast Business
    (847) 789-1286

    Nidhi Mathson 
    Davies Murphy Group
    (781) 418-2460

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