Businesses Will Benefit from Scalable, Advanced Internet and Voice Capabilities
Comcast Business today announced a nearly five million dollar investment in the expansion of its fiber-based network in Baltimore City, reaching more than two thousand additional businesses and directly benefiting hundreds more by making the network more accessible. Capable of delivering up to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of network capacity, the fiber optic Ethernet network expansion supports advanced services and gives Comcast Business the ability to give new customers, ranging from small and medium-sized organizations to large enterprises, quick access to its network.
While the Comcast Business network already serves many of Baltimore’s largest companies and hundreds of businesses, this expansion has deployed additional miles of new fiber in downtown Baltimore bringing high-performance Ethernet, Internet and advanced voice solutions to more businesses and organizations.
“As demand for our high-performance Ethernet offerings continues to soar, we’re proud to bring our advanced network deeper into Baltimore to help the economic growth of the city and region,” said Mary McLaughlin, regional senior vice president for Comcast. “We’ve invested heavily in building an infrastructure that meets the high-speed, high-capacity needs of business, technology, healthcare and education customers in Baltimore, and we look forward to continuing to launch new and innovative services that exceed their expectations well into the future.”
The Ethernet extensions, which are both aerial and underground, include downtown buildouts from Harbor Place to Green Mount Cemetery and Enoch Pratt Library, the University of Maryland Medical Center and Seton Hill area, the Seagirt Marine Terminal harbor-front area and Canton neighborhood, as well as connecting hundreds of businesses northwest of downtown, including the Baltimore Zoo and Sinai Hospital.
“Having a high-speed infrastructure in place is critical to the success of our technology and financial companies, health care organizations, schools, local businesses and our citizens,” said Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. “I applaud Comcast for making such an important investment to keep Baltimore at the forefront of innovation.”
Comcast Business serves 20 of the nation’s top 25 markets and is one of the fastest-growing Ethernet providers in the nation. With a comprehensive portfolio of Ethernet options, Comcast Business serves businesses and organizations with distributed enterprises that require large amounts of bandwidth, are looking to link multiple sites or branch locations or plan to connect their offices to a third-party data center. Nationally, Comcast Business’s Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans more than 153,000 miles. Comcast Business customers thus remain on an advanced network that is quickly scalable and privately managed by an experienced team.