Company to move its 532 local employees to a larger, more contemporary Gwinnett County location
ATLANTA, Feb. 17, 2015 – Comcast and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today announced that Comcast will add 300 new jobs to greater Atlanta in an ongoing effort to improve the customer service experience. Comcast has also selected Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett County as home to its new regional headquarters, which will house the company’s existing 532 full-time local employees. Specifically, Comcast will add 150 positions at its new headquarters, and 150 additional employees to its existing facility in Alpharetta on North Point Parkway.
“By bringing 300 new jobs to Atlanta, Comcast continues to support Georgia’s economic development by building a strong, highly skilled workforce, deploying innovative products and services, and investing in the most advanced broadband network in the state,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast’s Regional SVP.
“Our new regional headquarters in Peachtree Corners puts us in a larger, more modern environment, allowing us to better meet the needs of our customers across our service area. I want to thank Governor Deal, Commissioner Carr, Chairman Eaves, Chairman Nash, our partners from the state, and those from Fulton and Gwinnett Counties for their terrific support.”
Comcast’s new 88,000 square-foot state-of-the-art location will feature four floors, a high-tech demonstration lab, and a Comcast University space for employee training and continuing education.
“With approximately 4,000 employees in Georgia, Comcast has long been a strong corporate partner of our state,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “Not only has the company created high-quality jobs, but Comcast has also continued to invest in technology infrastructure statewide. With our competitive business climate that includes a solid logistics infrastructure and some of the best and brightest minds in technology, I have no doubt that Comcast will continue to flourish in Georgia.”
As one of the state’s largest employers, Comcast boasts a 20-year record of spending over $200 million per year in Georgia. Comcast operates nearly 190 facilities, offices and call centers statewide – allowing it to be on-site and responsive to its customers.
In recent years in Atlanta, Comcast has launched Cloud DVR, a service that enables customers to watch live television on mobile devices and take their content on the go – a growing trend known as TV Everywhere.
Comcast is also the state’s largest Wi-Fi provider, offering the fastest outdoor and in-home service to the most locations. In the last year, the company has deployed several hundred thousand local Wi-Fi hotspots in businesses, homes and in popular outdoor venues, allowing a virtually seamless online experience for customers.
In addition, Comcast has invested heavily in expanding its 10-gigabit fiber network that serves businesses, government agencies and other commercial organizations across greater Atlanta, providing the fastest broadband speeds available. Statewide, Comcast’s advanced network offers capacity of up to 600 gigabits per second.
Finally, Comcast has opened XFINITY Customer Centers in Marietta, Alpharetta and Buckhead. The more modern facilities provide an interactive way for customers to experience products and services, such as the X1 platform and the XFINITY Home suite of products, as well as easily exchange equipment and pay bills.