|[June 03, 2014]
A First for Small Business: Dual-Band Wi-Fi Signals in One Device
PHILADELPHIA --(Business Wire)--
Business today launched the nation's first wireless gateway service
built specifically for a commercial environment with an integrated modem
equipped to produce dual-band Wi-Fi signals. The Business
Wireless Gateway allows entrepreneurs to assign one private wireless
signal for their back-office needs and a separate public signal (Xfinity
WiFi) for customers or visitors, creating a simple and secure
solution for businesses of all kinds that want to take advantage of the
many benefits of Wi-Fi.
New Business Wireless Gateway (News - Alert) from Comcast Business (Photo: Business Wire)
This device and Business WiFi service are included with most Comcast
Business Internet plans, and Comcast (News - Alert) Business supports the device
and provides customer service 24/7.
"We are making the Business Wireless Gateway available nationwide
because research has proven time and again that Wi-Fi is a game changer
for brick and mortar based small businesses," said John Guillaume, vice
president of Product Development, Comcast Business. "Many different
types of customers - coffee shops, law firms, real estate offices, gyms
libraries and more - want to attract and retain visitors to their
location and give employees the tools they need to be more productive.
Wi-Fi can be critical on both fronts, and this device can help make that
easy to manage."
A recent survey
of "Main Street" small business owners by Bredin Research indicated that
some small business owners who don't offer public Wi-Fi to their patrons
have concerns about technical support, cost and customer misuse.
Developed by Cisco (News - Alert), Comcast's new Business Wireless Gateway addresses
each of these concerns and more:
Fast - more than enough Wi-Fi speed to handle the demands and multiple
devices of today's modern businesses.
Private - a network that is separate and distinct from the public
Wi-Fi, so the business is not impacted by activity by patrons.
Cost Effective - included with most Comcast Business Internet tiers.
Helps Productivity - through an expanded Internet experience for
employees, who can connect wirelessly and quickly to the internal
network, cloud applications and shared devices like printers.
BYOD - the rising popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) policies
further enhances the appeal of Wi-Fi in the business setting, as
employees increasingly want to use their own devices for work.
Speed - according to third party analysis,
Xfinity WiFi is the fastest Wi-Fi in the nation.
Happy Customers - ensure visitors' Wi-Fi experience is positive, which
can lead to repeat visits, customer loyalty and new business.
Become a Destination - be a part of the largest public Wi-Fi network
in the country and listed on an interactive Wi-Fi locator map -
available through the Xfinity WiFi app and online.
Easy Installation - no additional equipment or routers required for
public Wi-Fi; the public and private Wi-Fi networks, available through
one device, are set up by Comcast Business technicians.
Increased mobility - Businesses will receive two logins to access
millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots for business or personal purposes
while on the go.
"Today's 'main street' small businesses want to offer Wi-Fi to their
customers to get them in the store and keep them coming back, but
concerns can arise from over security and how challenging it will be to
set up and maintain a Wi-Fi network," said Matt Davis, director of
Consumer and Small Business Telecom Services at IDC (News - Alert). "The Business
Wireless Gateway from Comcast Business gives SMBs a single box solution
to quickly set up both public and private Wi-Fi, with public access
being managed and maintained over the Comcast network. This can
alleviate security concerns because customers are not accessing the same
Wi-Fi network that your employees are."
For more about Wi-Fi use in small businesses on social media, follow
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
For more information, call 866-429-3085.
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