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    Comcast Business Supports Network Performance of Oregon’s Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

    Not-for-Profit Organization Uses Fiber-based Ethernet Network to Connect Multiple Sites in Oregon

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    Portland, OR. – October 11, 2016Comcast Business announced today that it has completed an installation of high-performance Ethernet and Internet services at 65 Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare locations. The private, not-for-profit organization provides mental health and addiction treatment services to the residents of Multnomah, Clackamas, Lane, Washington and Marion counties in Oregon. 

    Cascadia’s mission is to provide healing, homes, and hope for people living with mental health and addiction challenges. Over 15,000 consumers benefit from the organization’s many programs including medical services, mental health, wellness and homelessness services. They also provide community development projects including housing outreach and treatment for addition and gambling. 

    “This expansion not only benefits the individuals we serve in the greater Portland metropolitan area, but it also enables our 900 employees throughout the five counties to stay connected – which is no easy feat,” said Brandon Gatke, CIO and director of operations for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. “Each person we serve needs specialized, compassionate care. We are confident that we are better prepared to do this thanks to Comcast Business.”

    Cascadia’s organization relies on Comcast Business Ethernet Network Service to securely connect locations at speeds up to 100 Megabits-per-second (Mbps), allowing effortless sharing of electronic medical records (EMRs) and test results, as well as enabling an enterprise voice infrastructure powered by Comcast Business PRI Trunks. An Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection provides scalable, dedicated Internet bandwidth for Cascadia’s staff.  An Ethernet Private Line delivers high capacity private data transfers between the sites and Cascadia’s data center.

    “Cascadia’s unique business requires a technology infrastructure that provides secure, reliable networking that meets stringent healthcare regulatory and compliance information requirements,” says David Brown, regional vice president of Comcast Business. “We worked closely with their IT staff to understand those requirements and deliver a suite of services across all of their locations that enables them to meet those needs and, ultimately, provide a better experience for their customers.” 

    All of Comcast Business’ multi-Gigabit Ethernet services are delivered over a network that spans 20 of the nation's top 30 markets. It includes more than 149,000 route miles of fiber optic cable and more than 500,000 miles of HFC plant that is in close proximity to hundreds of thousands of businesses and city locations. Comcast was the first service provider in the world to offer Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 certified Ethernet services and was also the first to achieve all three of the previous CE 1.0 certifications (MEF 9, 14 and 18).

    About Cascadia Behavioral Health
    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is a private, not-for-profit organization providing services in Multnomah, Clackamas, Lane, Washington and Marion counties. Cascadia’s mission is to provide healing, homes and hope for people living with mental health and addiction challenges. For more than 25 years, Cascadia has been a leader in the state of Oregon for providing behavioral health services and in the development and management of affordable housing for people with mental health and addiction challenges. Cascadia provides a comprehensive range of innovative clinical and housing support programs. Visit www.cascadiabhc.com for more information.

    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 technical 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 provider of Ethernet services.
     
    For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.
     
    About Comcast Cable:
    Comcast Cable is one of 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.

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