Enhanced network designed to support Stockbridge’s robust business community,
attract new industry
Atlanta, Ga. – March 23, 2016 — Comcast Business today announced it has begun constructing a fiber network capable of delivering 10-gigabit speeds to Stockbridge’s business sector. This network enhancement will give local organizations the benefit of highly scalable and fast Internet connectivity and cloud-based voice solutions.
Located in Henry County, just south of Atlanta, Stockbridge is home to hundreds of businesses that range from large corporations to locally-owned and operated entities. The largest sporting venue in the state, Atlanta Motor Speedway, is located in Henry County, and residents enjoy numerous healthcare, educational and recreational resources.
Businesses today rely heavily on high-speed communications and Internet access, allowing them to leverage cloud-based applications, mobile solutions and video conferencing to increase productivity and improve efficiency.
“Stockbridge’s economic development continues to benefit from Atlanta’s unprecedented business and residential growth,” said David Gill, president and CEO of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. “By improving our technology infrastructure, we are equipping ourselves for future growth and ensuring that local businesses have access to the most advanced technology available.”
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.
“The Stockbridge community will greatly benefit from Comcast’s technology investment, today and in the future,” said Shawn Geagan, Senior Director of Business Development for Comcast. “Comcast’s focus on expanding its network throughout Stockbridge will help strengthen the city’s business growth and its overall local economy.”
Nationally, Comcast Business’s Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 140,000 miles across 39 states and the District of Columbia. Serving 20 of the top 25 U.S. markets, Comcast’s network features a 100 Gbps backbone and expanded local footprint through Ethernet over HFC.
Bandwidth is available up to 10 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. Comcast was the first service provider in the world to offer Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 certified Ethernet services and was also the first service provider to achieve all three of the previous CE 1.0 certifications (MEF 9, 14 and 18).
Comcast has received three MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards, including the prestigious Service Provider of the Year for North America. In addition, Comcast Business was recently named the fastest-growing company ranked on Vertical Systems Group’s year-end 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD.