TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast Business announced today that it has expanded its fiber network in Tallahassee to offer local businesses Ethernet services with speeds up to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) and a variety of other Comcast Business services, including, internet, Voice, TV services and cloud-based computing solutions.
These expanded service offerings will support Tallahassee’s developing business climate, which landed it among the top 200 U.S. cities on the Forbes Magazine List for “Best Places for Businesses and Careers.”
“In today’s increasingly digital world, internet access and speed are critical to operations for businesses of all sizes and across all industries,” said Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. “The expansion of Comcast’s high-speed network will serve as a strong contributor to the continued business and job growth we are seeing in our City, and overall the development of Tallahassee’s new economy.”
Comcast’s advanced network is ideal for businesses that need bandwidth to move large amounts of data for operations like video conferencing, streaming, multiple users on a Wi-Fi network, file sharing and back-up, and cloud-based applications. In addition, the network is capable of connecting multiple locations of one company to provide the same level of service across its network.
Comcast’s services can also be used by businesses that need a redundant or second network for business continuity and to provide file access, back-up and recovery in the event of a disaster. This can be particularly critical to Florida businesses during hurricane season when severe weather can cause power outages or make office buildings inaccessible.
“Our network not only delivers the highest speed and capacity to Tallahassee businesses, it’s also built to easily accommodate future growth,” said Reggie Scales, Vice President, Business Services for the Comcast Florida Region. “Multi-gigabit speeds and reliability are critical for business today, and those needs are growing exponentially.”
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.
Comcast has been delivering multi-gig (up to 10 Gbps) Ethernet service to businesses in Florida since 2011, and last year began offering Gigabit Pro, a residential multi-gigabit broadband service for consumers in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville areas. In April, Comcast announced that it will offer DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit internet service in Florida using connections that are already in customers’ homes.
Nationally, Comcast Business’s Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 140,000 miles and features a 100 Gbps backbone and expanded local footprint through Ethernet over HFC. Bandwidth is available up to 100 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.
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 a next-generation, advanced network, and backed by 24/7 technical 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 provider of Ethernet services.