Multi-million dollar investment designed to support Savannah’s local businesses, institutes of higher learning and government agencies
Savannah, Ga. – March 2, 2016 – Comcast Business today announced it will build a multi-million dollar fiber optic network in Savannah designed to deliver 10 gigabit speeds to local businesses. Starting in the third quarter of 2016, the fiber-based Ethernet service will provide businesses, colleges and universities, and government agencies with highly scalable and ultra-fast Internet connectivity and cloud-based voice solutions.
“We are proud to bring the network of the future to Savannah’s quickly growing business community,” said Doug Guthrie, regional SVP for Comcast. “This investment reinforces Savannah as a top location for those organizations requiring the fastest speeds and most advanced technology available.”
Savannah’s economy is heavily derived from the manufacturing, tourism and maritime transportation sectors. Savannah supports these and many other industries thanks to a superior infrastructure, a skilled workforce, and strong government and community resources. The military also plays an important role in the economic health of the city, with Fort Stewart just 40 miles away.
“We’re proud that the Savannah business community continues to experience robust growth,” said Stephen S. Green, Chairman of the Savannah Economic Development Authority. “Comcast’s investment makes Savannah a great solution for those prospective organizations looking for a high-tech market to call home.”
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.