Comcast Business Continues Roll Out of Nation's Largest Gig-Speed Network; Expands into Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

    DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit internet service now available to Comcast Business customers in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Central US


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    PHILADELPHIA – August 22, 2017Comcast Business today announced the launch of DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service to business customers in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States including Greater Boston; Greater Philadelphia; New Jersey; and northern Delaware; as well as in Baltimore, MD; Charlottesville, VA; and Washington, D.C. Additional areas throughout the Company’s national network footprint will deploy on a rolling basis through the Fall. This expands on the Company’s existing DOCSIS 3.1-based internet serviceability in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit, Chattanooga, Huntsville and Miami. 

    With the continued roll out of its gig-speed network, Comcast’s “Business Internet 1 Gig” and “Business Internet 500” speed tiers are now available to business customers in Comcast’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic service areas using the company’s existing network, without the need for any costly or disruptive construction of new network facilities.

    Businesses of all sizes are moving to cloud-based operations models and placing a premium on high-capacity, high-performance internet connectivity. DOCSIS 3.1 business internet service unleashes a new option for accessing gigabit speeds in any business environment – whether a distributed enterprise with locations across the country or a small business with only a handful of locations. The speed and cost efficiencies afforded by Comcast Business’s gig-speed network make it ideally suited for businesses across several industries such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, education and government.

    “Comcast is building the nation’s largest gig-speed network. We have been at the forefront of DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and today’s roll out further demonstrates our commitment to bringing this transformational technology to all businesses in our footprint,” said Kevin O’Toole, senior vice president of Product Management at Comcast Business. “Our gig-speed network allows businesses to quickly and easily scale network capacity at their locations to suit their individual needs and to support new technology applications on-site or in the cloud."

    Business Internet 1 Gig and Business Internet 500 enables Comcast Business to deploy gigabit service more widely across its existing network and reach more customers. The service tiers serve to complement existing gigabit and multi-gigabit options already available to Comcast Business customers, including Comcast Business Ethernet, which the company launched and has been expanding nationally since 2011. Those services can support speeds of 100 gigabits per second over fiber.

    In addition to the markets announced today, Comcast Business plans to launch Business Internet 1 Gig and Business Internet 500 in the majority of its service areas throughout 2017 and into 2018. Pricing for the services varies based on a business’s location or number of locations to be served and the services to which the business currently subscribes, and customers can contact their local Comcast salesperson or agent/partner for more information. Businesses already served by Comcast can upgrade to Business Internet 1 Gig or Business Internet 500 by simply calling the Company or visiting: http://business.comcast.com/gig.

    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 customer 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 providers 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 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:

    Matt Helmke 
    Comcast Business
    215.286.8666
    matt_helmke@comcast.com


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