|[December 05, 2013]
Comcast Brings High-Speed Broadband to Underserved Commercial Areas in Renton and Kent
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Comcast (News - Alert) Business, one of the nation's leading providers of information
and communications products and services to companies, today announced a
major expansion of high-speed broadband to underserved commercial areas
in Renton and Kent, Washington. Local businesses will have access to
Comcast Business Internet and Ethernet services, which can provide data
transport services with speeds up to 10 Gbps and the ability to connect
"We are pleased that Comcast is making this investment in our
community," said Renton Mayor Denis Law. "We know businesses need access
to high-speed broadband in order to expand or relocate. With the economy
recovering, this investment will ensure we have the infrastructure in
place to create new jobs and economic opportunities."
Comcast Business has completed its expansion to commercial areas in
Renton, providing more local businesses with access to its secure,
reliable and high-performance Ethernet or broadband network that offers
more scalable bandwidth and significantly faster speeds than is
currently available. The Kent expansion is underway and scheduled to be
completed in early 2014.
Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke added, "Kent has leading class companies that
are competing globally for new business opportunities. In today's
digital world, access to high-speed broadband is essential to ensuring
they can continue to grow and prosper."
Comcast Business is targeting expansions of its fiber network in areas
that are underserved and could benefit from access to broadband,
providing local companies with potential benefits over traditonal
services including speed and scalability. By offering a range of
point-to-point and multipoint Ethernet services and dedicated Internet
access, Comcast provides businesses with solutions that fit the needs of
"While the Puget Sound region is known for its strong ties to the
technology industry, many commercial areas suffer from lack of 'last
mile' access to high-speed Internet, limiting the ability for resident
companies to achieve their full potential," said Matt Fassnacht, Vice
President of Comcast Business for Washington. "This expansion will
enable companies in South King County to grow and expand their
businesses, while helping to increase operational efficiency."
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced
communications solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their
business objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed
by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, TV and
Voice services for cost-effective, simplified management.
The Comcast Business Ethernet suite offers high-performance
point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet services with the capacity to
deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business
continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications.
Comcast Ethernet services are significantly faster than standard T-1
lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1
Mbps up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US
For more information call 866-429-3085 or visit http://business.comcast/enterprise.
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About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and
phone providers to businesses and residential customers. 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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