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Press Release -- November 20th, 2015
Source: Comcast

Comcast Business Extends Advanced Fiber-Based Network to Sugar House Business District

High Tech Services to Boost Connectivity for Sugar House Restaurants, Retailers and Other Establishments

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – November 19, 2015 – Comcast Business today announced a major expansion of its advanced fiber-based network to the Sugar House business district in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing a combination of national chains and small boutiques with a range of new technology services including high-speed Internet services delivered over fiber and coax, high definition TV and phone services. These high-capacity, reliable network services provided by Comcast were previously unavailable in the Sugar House business district.

“For our business district to continue to thrive in this digital era, it became clear that we needed to provide advanced network services that not only were cost-effective, but could also grow as required,” said Lane Beattie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Salt Lake Chamber. “Through Comcast’s vast investment into the Sugar House business district businesses can have the confidence that they will have the network infrastructure in place to provide new and better services to their customers while boosting their bottom lines.”

Businesses in the Sugar House Center owned by the Dee’s Corporation and The Commons at Sugar House owned by the Boyer company will now have access to these Comcast Business services:

  • High speed Internet delivered over fiber and coax with speeds from 16 Mbps up to 150 Mbps
  • High definition TV with up more than 150 channels
  • Advanced voice services

“Ethernet is key for businesses to succeed in today’s economy. It is the platform that drives productivity, collaboration, and competitiveness across an organization,” said Paul Merritt, Director of Comcast Business in Utah. “Business districts such as Sugar House, are the drivers of economic prosperity. That’s why Comcast is investing in a low-latency, future-proof network that all businesses can use to their competitive advantages.”

All of Comcast Business’ multi-gigabit Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 145,000 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. 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.

About Sugar House
Sugar House Business District is known for great shopping, dining, services, entertainment, and recreation. Located in the south east section of Salt Lake City, the center of the district is located at the intersection of 2100 South and 11th East/Highland. Options abound in all directions from the latest movies, to shopping, nightlife, coffee, a wide variety of restaurants, second hand goods, services, and yoga. Year round the district is also home to a variety of family friendly events like Fourth of July fireworks at the expansive Sugar House Park, a Friday night farmers market during the summer, and visits to Santa’s workshop during the holidays. It is a great mix of small eclectic local business and large national stores, all within reach of both residents and visitors alike.

About Comcast Business
Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a next-generation network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV and a full portfolio of Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.

For more information, call 866-429-3085.

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About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is one of 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 for more information.

Media Contacts:

De Neiva Knight
Comcast Business
(520) 744-5448

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