Multi-million dollar investment designed to deliver 10-gigabit speeds
to local business community
Savannah, Ga. – August 10, 2017 – Comcast Business today announced it is building a multi-million dollar fiber optic network designed to deliver 10-gigabit speeds to Savannah’s downtown business community. The network will also be extended to serve businesses on nearby Skidaway Island. When the network is completed in late summer 2017, it will provide businesses of all sizes with highly scalable and ultra-fast Internet connectivity and cloud-based voice solutions.
“Savannah’s economic future depends on fast, reliable network connections,” said Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach. “The long-term solution will come from investments like the one Comcast is bringing to downtown Savannah. We applaud them for taking this important step.”
Savannah’s economy depends on the manufacturing, tourism and maritime transportation sectors. Savannah supports these and other industries thanks to a robust infrastructure, a growing workforce, and strong government and community resources. The military is also important to the economic health of the city, with Fort Stewart just 40 miles away.
“Business in the Savannah area is progressing and our innovative city needs new technology to support growth,” said Bill Hubbard, president and CEO of the Savannah Area Chamber. “Comcast has always been a huge supporter of business, and we are pleased they are continuing to make infrastructure investments in our future.”
“We are proud to further our long-standing investment in Savannah, which is designed to support this city’s growing residential and business communities,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional SVP for Comcast. “Today’s announcement puts Savannah on the map as an ideal destination for businesses looking to expand or relocate.”
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.
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 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.