Comcast Unveils 100-Gigabit Fiber Network in Little Rock, Ark.


Investment will deliver Arkansas’ fastest speeds to businesses, schools, government agencies and hospitals across greater Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, AR. – November 14, 2016 – Comcast Business today announced it has completed a multi-million dollar fiber optic network that spans greater Little Rock, capable of delivering up to 100-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.

“We are thrilled that Comcast has made this important investment in Little Rock’s business community,” said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. “This cements our city as a destination that can offer the nation’s most advanced technology to current and prospective businesses.”

“Today’s announcement from Comcast is great news for the future of Little Rock’s business economy,” said Jay Chesshir, president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. “The ability for a city to offer 100-gig speeds over an advanced fiber network has become critical in today’s marketplace. This keeps us competitive for existing company expansions while bringing in new businesses.”

Little Rock continues to attract major corporations in a variety of industries, particularly manufacturing, transportation and service. In addition, the city is home to several leading companies in the aviation and biotechnology industries.  Situated on the banks of the Arkansas River, Little Rock has earned a strong reputation as a top cultural, economic, government and transportation center.

“This investment reinforces the importance of technology as a chief consideration for cities looking to attract multiple industries,” said Larry Williamson, Area Vice President for Comcast. “Little Rock will be truly ready to support the next generation of business.”

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 100 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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