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    Comcast Business Extends Fiber Network to Bring Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Services to Three Communities in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, and Windsor County, Vermont

    New Competitive Option Offers Secure, Scalable Bandwidth for Cloud Computing, Mobility, Online Backup and More to Businesses Along the Connecticut River


    CLAREMONT, N.H. – March 2, 2015Comcast Business today announced that its full portfolio of multi-gigabit Ethernet services is now available across three communities in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, and Windsor County, Vermont. Capable of up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of throughput, these services are specifically designed for businesses, hospitals, schools and other organizations requiring more capacity, looking to network multiple locations together, or planning to connect their offices to a third-party data center.

    With this expansion, the communities of Claremont, New Hampshire; Windsor, Vermont; and West Windsor, Vermont, can now take advantage of four different types of Comcast Business multi-gigabit 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 capacity, 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-capacity connectivity between customers’ LANs and the public Internet.
    “Whether it’s a hospital transferring large radiology files, a school offering tablets to its students for online learning, or a police department looking to monitor surveillance video feeds in real-time, capacity and performance are increasingly becoming the two main engines driving all businesses,” said Paul Savas, vice president of Comcast Business in New Hampshire and Vermont. “Our fiber expansion in these three communities is the latest example of the significant investments we’ve made to increase the availability of our Ethernet services to help foster economic development and drive competition, innovation and value for our customers residing along the shores of the Connecticut River.”

    All of Comcast’s multi-gigabit 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 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 recently received four Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Ethernet Excellence Awards, including the prestigious Best Service of the Year for North America. In addition, Comcast Business was named the fastest-growing Ethernet provider on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD for the second consecutive year.

    About Comcast Corporation: 
    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

    About Comcast Cable: 
    Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.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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