Investment designed to deliver gigabit speeds
Atlanta – June 25, 2018 – Comcast announced today it has completed an extensive fiber network buildout designed to deliver multi-gigabit speeds to businesses in downtown Gainesville.
The 10-mile network is designed to serve the businesses, government agencies and hospitals located along Shallowford Road on Gainesville’s west side, to the intersection of 369 and 985, east of the city. The network also connects the city’s north side, along the Jesse Jewel Parkway, down to the intersection of Athens Street SE and Georgia State Route 11.
“We applaud these types of investments that bring the latest technology to businesses across Georgia,” said Georgia Senate President Pro Tem Butch Miller (R-Gainesville). “Gainesville has one of the fastest growing business districts in the state, and having technology like this in place not only supports existing demands, but prepares us for future growth.”
Comcast has a long history of innovation in Georgia. In recent years, Comcast selected Atlanta to be the first market in the nation to receive its 2-gigabit and 1-gigabit residential internet services. In addition, Comcast Business was the first to provide 10-gigabit services to the state’s businesses. Comcast has invested about $2.1 billion in technology and infrastructure throughout Georgia over the past seven years, and has built out nearly 8,000 miles of fiber network statewide.
“We are pleased to make this important technology investment in Gainesville,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional Senior Vice President at Comcast. “We understand the impact that gigabit internet speeds can have in our communities, and we look forward to extending this technology to other parts of Georgia.”
Comcast’s expansion will also reach Trees of Gainesville, a new upscale apartment complex. Residents will now have the option to subscribe to Comcast’s X1 entertainment operating system and several tiers of high speed Internet service.
As the county seat of Hall County, Gainesville is located about 50 miles north of Atlanta.
Businesses in Gainesville that are interested in gigabit speeds by Comcast can email Comcast_In_Gainesville@comcast.com for more information.
About Comcast Business
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