Comcast Business to Bring 10 Gigabit Internet Service to Huntsville

Multi-million dollar investment designed to support local business community and attract new organizations requiring ultra-fast speeds

Huntsville, AL – January 11, 2016 - Comcast Business today announced it will build a multi-million dollar fiber optic network across greater Huntsville capable of delivering up to 10 gigabit speeds to local businesses. The fiber-based Ethernet network will provide businesses and government organizations with highly scalable and ultra-fast Internet connectivity and cloud-based voice solutions. 

“As Huntsville continues to grow and develop a vibrant, high-tech community, Comcast recognized the need to make this important technology investment,” said Doug Guthrie, regional SVP for Comcast. “This effort will enable businesses to expand their operations, and reinforces Huntsville as a destination of choice for organizations requiring the most advanced technology available.”

Huntsville's economy is heavily derived from the aerospace, telecommunications and military technology sectors. The city benefits from the presence of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, which is a center for technology and engineering research in the area.  The city is also headquarters to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Home to several Fortune 500 companies, Huntsville also offers a broad base of manufacturing, retail and service industries. 

“Comcast’s announcement is the latest in a series of wins for Huntsville’s residents and businesses to receive high speed internet,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “We thank Comcast for making this significant investment in the city of Huntsville and for their belief in our high-growth market.”

“Huntsville is proud to play host to some of the world’s most high-tech organizations,” said Alabama Rep. Howard Sanderford. “Soon, Huntsville will enjoy all of the advantages of having the fastest internet speeds and most cutting-edge technologies in the state – all designed to support our robust economy.” 

Comcast Business serves schools, businesses, hospitals, and other organizations that require large amounts of bandwidth, are looking to link multiple locations, or that plan to connect their offices to a third-party data center. Services offered include:
    • Ethernet Private Line: point-to-point connectivity between two customer sites for bandwidth-intensive applications.
    • Ethernet Virtual Private Line: point-to-multipoint connection to enable customers to tailor bandwidth, performance characteristics, and cost.
    • 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.
Nationally, Comcast Business’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 (MEF) 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 has received three MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards, including the prestigious Service Provider of the Year for North America. In addition, Comcast Business was recently named the fastest-growing company ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s year-end 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD.

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 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 for more information. 

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, visit

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