Comcast Announces 10-Gigabit Fiber Network Completion to Support Memphis Business Community


Multi-million dollar investment will provide Tennessee’s fastest speeds to Memphis-area businesses, government agencies, schools and hospitals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – October 21, 2016 – Comcast Business today announced it has completed a multi-million dollar fiber optic network across greater Memphis, capable of delivering up to 10-gigabit speeds to local businesses. The fiber-based Ethernet service will provide businesses, schools, hospitals and government organizations with highly scalable and ultra-fast Internet connectivity and cloud-based voice solutions.

“Memphis’ strength has always been accessibility and its great infrastructure of rivers, roads, rails and runways,” said Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.  “I applaud Comcast for its investment in our city to significantly improve the digital infrastructure that will help our communities thrive.”

“Today’s announcement from Comcast is great news for our business community, and we couldn’t be more excited about what it means for our city,” said Phil Trenary, President and CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber. “Multi-gig speeds are becoming increasingly crucial for businesses, which is why this announcement is so important.”

“Comcast Business is now able to offer the fastest speeds to the most businesses in Memphis,” said Larry Williamson, Area Vice President for Comcast. “We believe this investment will not only support Memphis’ existing business community, but attract new industries seeking the most advanced technology solutions.”

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 149,000 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.


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