Expansion of Comcast’s Fiber Network Provides High-Speed Connectivity for Colorado Businesses
DENVER – June 9, 2015 –Comcast Business today announced that its full portfolio of Ethernet services is now available to businesses in Castle Rock, CO. Capable of up to 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of performance, these services are specifically designed for businesses, hospitals and other organizations requiring more capacity, looking to network multiple locations together, or planning to connect their offices to a third-party data center.
“Supporting our bold, entrepreneurial vision to turn Castle Rock into a key business and innovation center, this investment by Comcast Business will help us attract new businesses to the area that need a high-bandwidth solution to run their business effectively,” said Frank Gray, president and CEO of the Castle Rock Economic Development Council. “Whether for high-capacity Internet access or to reach cloud services or data centers, fiber connectivity is increasingly a must-have for businesses across all industries and we are now equipped to meet that tremendous demand.”
With this expansion, businesses residing in the area will have access to four different types of Comcast Business Ethernet services, including:
- Ethernet Dedicated Internet – continuous, high-bandwidth connectivity between customers’ LANs and the public Internet.
- Ethernet Network Service – multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity to connect organizations with high-bandwidth requirements and multiple locations across Comcast’s network.
- Ethernet Private Line – point-to-point connectivity between two customer sites for bandwidth-intensive applications.
- Ethernet Virtual Private Line – a point-to-multipoint connection that allows customers to tailor bandwidth, performance characteristics and cost to meet the needs of their applications.
“It doesn’t matter if you are a tech start-up or one of the largest businesses in the county, access to reliable, high-speed Ethernet services is a necessity for success in today’s business climate,” said Shawn Adamson, regional vice president for Comcast Business. “We continue to make significant investments to upgrade underserved business areas like Castle Rock so those cities and business districts will be better positioned to attract even more companies that view fiber availability as a key search criteria when looking to open a new office.”
Comcast’s multi-gigabit Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 140,000 miles across 39 states and the District of Columbia. Serving 20 of the top 25 U.S. markets, Comcast’s network 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. Comcast was the first service provider in the world to offer Metro Ethernet Forum CE 2.0 certified Ethernet services and was also the first service provider to achieve all three of the previous CE 1.0 certifications (MEF 9, 14 and 18).
Comcast Business recently received four Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Ethernet Excellence Awards, including the prestigious Best Service of the Year for North America. In addition, Comcast Business was named the fastest-growing Ethernet provider on Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD for the second consecutive year.
About Castle Rock Economic Development Council
A nonprofit public/private partnership that provides professional and comprehensive services to firms relocating or expanding in Castle Rock, Colorado. The Castle Rock Economic Development Council’s complete database of available commercial real estate, area demographics and business resources offer the information and support to help both new and local companies get started and grow. Castle Rock is one of the nation's most a rapidly growing communities. It is home to approximately 53,000 residents and will grow to about 100,000. Businesses enjoy its close proximity to the Denver and Colorado Springs markets as well as its qualified workforce and abundant business and development opportunities. Residents love its small-town charm, wide-open spaces, fresh clean air and excellent education system.
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more informatio