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    Comcast Business Accelerates Startup Scene at Bethesda Green

    Gigabit Ethernet Agreement Will Power Rapidly-Growing Green Business Incubator



    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 26, 2016Comcast Business today announced that it has been named the exclusive network services provider for Bethesda Green, a rapidly-growing incubator for environmentally sustainable businesses in Montgomery County, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C. This agreement provides a 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) Ethernet Dedicated Internet line that outfits the office with fast and reliable Internet access capable of scaling up to 10 Gbps of capacity as business demands evolve.

    Bethesda Green is a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the local sustainable economy with a focus on innovation, impact and community. The organization houses a fast-growing business incubator that offers numerous networking events, education programs and a co-working facility on site. These amenities attract green technology firms, water and energy innovators, healthy consumer products entrepreneurs, green service providers and nonprofits from around the region.  

    “Our member organizations share similar values and look at their triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. Having access to colleagues, relevant connections in the community, cloud-based software and other resources located offsite via the Internet is not only essential to their success but also allows companies to create smart solutions for sustainability,” said Veronique Marier, executive director of Bethesda Green. “Comcast Business gives us reliable network services that can quickly scale up whenever we need it, which has already helped us attract new members who are looking for the most cutting-edge technologies to help them make their mark on the world.”   

    The 1 Gbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet service enables videoconferencing capabilities between members and their customers, provides access to the cloud for file sharing and storage, and expedites the transfer of large digital files for engineering and product development for some of the region’s most promising startups.

    “Giving the startups at Bethesda Green the technology services they need helps them turn their innovative ideas into a reality and grow their business,” said Byron Cantrall, regional vice president for Comcast Business. “We look forward to assisting even more green businesses in attracting the quality talent and resources to transform our communities.”

    About Bethesda Green:
    Bethesda Green is a non-profit, public-private partnership. We are an incubator, a connector and a community partner. We serve to accelerate the sustainable economy with a focus on innovation, impact and community. Bethesda Green created the first green business incubator in the region in 2009, Visit http://bethesdagreen.org/ for more information.

    About Comcast Corporation:
    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers 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 one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers 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) is a global media and technology company.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

    Media Contacts:
    Media Contacts:

    Jamie Debole

    Comcast
    410.513.0453
    Jamie_Debole@cable.comcast.com 

    Maria-Christina Kolodziej 
    LEWIS
    781.418.2424
    maria-christina.kolodziej@teamlewis.com

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