Savannah, GA – January 30, 2019 – Comcast Business today announced the completion of an advanced fiber network to Live Oak Public Libraries in Savannah. Comcast Business has connected 16 facilities across Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. The internet access is free and open to the public.
The partnership provides Live Oak Public Libraries a dedicated fiber network that allows them to transport data at all of their locations with a flexible, scaleable solution. The agreement also prepares the libraries for future growth as Comcast’s fiber network can deliver up to 100 gigabits per second.
“Our partnership with Comcast Business increases community connectivity and gives library patrons greater access to technology and online resources,” said Tom Sloan, Executive Director at Live Oak Public Libraries. “This means improved online performance with guaranteed bandwidth that is faster, more reliable and more secure.”
“Today’s news marks Comcast’s latest investment in Savannah, as we continue bringing some of the nation’s most advanced technology to support the region’s robust growth,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast Regional SVP. “We are proud to deliver a solution that can help Live Oak Public Libraries meet the needs of its employees and customers throughout multiple facilities.”
Live Oak Public Libraries has more than 460 public computers and hosts more than 450,000 computer/online sessions each year, in addition to conducting ongoing computer classes and
Since 2012, Comcast has invested nearly $23 million in Savannah’s technology infrastructure, providing the local network to drive the city’s economic development efforts. In addition to offer a 1-gigabit Internet solution to residents and businesses, Comcast provides 100-gigabit speeds to the area’s businesses, as well as Xfinity on Campus service to the Savannah College of Art and Design, offering students Comcast’s next-generation video product.
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.
Nationally, Comcast Business’s Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 140,000 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.