Investment will deliver Georgia’s fastest internet speeds to businesses, schools, government agencies and hospital
AUGUSTA, GA. – August 6, 2018 – Comcast Business today announced it has nearly completed a multi-million dollar upgrade of its 700-mile fiber network in Augusta that will deliver internet speeds of up to 100-gigabits per second. The buildout, which began nine months ago and is expected to be completed by late September, will provide businesses, schools, hospitals and government organizations with highly scalable, ultra-fast Internet connectivity and cloud-based voice solutions.
According to the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, Augusta is home to a growing number of industries that could benefit from Comcast’s latest technology infusion, particularly cyber security, defense and manufacturing operations.
“Today’s announcement reinforces the importance of technology as a major consideration for cities looking to grow and attract multiple industries,” said Doug Guthrie, regional SVP for Comcast. “With this investment by Comcast, Augusta will soon be better positioned 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. Ethernet 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.