Fastest Speeds in Metro Atlanta arrive at
historic Midtown landmark
Atlanta, Ga. – May 9, 2016 — Comcast Business today announced it is offering up to 10-gigabit network speeds to tenants of Ponce City Market in Midtown Atlanta, and has signed up six businesses for its service. Comcast’s network will give local businesses access to Metro Atlanta’s fastest internet speeds and cloud-based voice solutions.
“Ponce City Market has established itself as a premier shopping, dining and business destination for Atlanta residents,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast’s Regional SVP. “With our investment, businesses there can now enjoy Internet speeds 10 times faster than anything else in the market, and enough capacity to support the most advanced technologies today and into the future.”
Ponce City Market is a mixed-use development with national and local retail anchors, restaurants, offices and residential units. It also serves numerous nearby neighborhoods, including Virginia Highlands, Inman Park and Druid Hills.
Comcast Business provides 10-gigabit internet speeds throughout Atlanta, and completed a major network expansion in December 2014. Most recently, Comcast announced it would bring 10-gigabit speeds to businesses in Stockbridge and in Alpharetta, along the Georgia 400 Business Corridor.
Comcast Business serves hundreds of local schools, businesses, hospitals, and other organizations that require large amounts of bandwidth, including Grady Memorial Hospital, Jim Ellis Automotive, the Atlanta Hawks, the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, and Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet. 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 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.