Thursday, 27 July 2017

Comcast Business expands fibre network into Cedar Crossing

Comcast Business
Wednesday 18 June 14

Comcast Business today announced that it has proactively extended its advanced network into the Cedar Crossing Industrial Park in Baytown, Texas, providing the manufacturing, distribution, logistics and other businesses located in the park with access to a comprehensive portfolio of advanced communications services to help them improve productivity and scale their operations. Located across the Houston Ship Channel from the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals, Cedar Crossing Industrial Park is the world&rsquo…

Comcast Business today announced that it has proactively extended its advanced network into the Cedar Crossing Industrial Park in Baytown, Texas, providing the manufacturing, distribution, logistics and other businesses located in the park with access to a comprehensive portfolio of advanced communications services to help them improve productivity and scale their operations.

Located across the Houston Ship Channel from the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals, Cedar Crossing Industrial Park is the world’s fifth largest industry park and comprises 15,000 acres, 56 miles of rail with the storage capacity of 1,750 rail cars, and a barge dock for commercial and industrial use for improved efficiency of transporting goods and containers from the Port of Houston. The location and access to major freeways, the Port of Houston, multiple rail lines, air transportation and a pipeline distribution system, make it one of the largest intermodal logistics facilities in the world. Current Cedar Crossing tenants include warehousing, distribution and logistics facilities for Walmart, Home Depot, GE and Siemens, among others.

“With technology playing such a large part in how all industries conduct business these days, a diverse, high-capacity network infrastructure is increasingly a key deciding factor when companies are looking for a new location or expanding,“ said B.J. Simon, associate executive director for West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation. “By offering additional advanced data and voice services in the industrial park, we’ll be better equipped to attract new companies who understand the importance of network connectivity in today’s business landscape as well as to provide more options for current tenants.”

“Uniquely positioned as a premier logistics and distribution hub in the U.S., the Cedar Crossing Industrial Park is a growing cornerstone of our local economy. By improving the network infrastructure available to existing and prospective tenants, they will be able to attract even more jobs and diverse industries to the area,” said Stephen DonCarlos, Baytown’s mayor. “By adopting some of the best technology available today, local businesses will continue to thrive as bandwidth continues to increase in importance for companies of all types.”

Businesses in the industrial park will have access to a comprehensive portfolio of Ethernet options from Comcast Business, including Ethernet Dedicated Internet, Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line and Ethernet Network Services that provide Internet access, point-to-point, and point-to-multipoint connectivity at bandwidth that scales up to 10 Gbps. Companies will also be able to deploy Comcast Business VoiceEdge™, a cloud-based voice and unified communications solution designed to help customers run a faster, more efficient business.

“Just like ready access to electricity and other utilities, access to reliable network providers will increasingly become an important factor for how and where companies choose to do business,” said Rusty Senac, commissioner for Chambers County Precinct 4. “By working with companies that we trust in Chambers County like Comcast Business, we can better encourage growth for the local economy and offer the infrastructure that companies of the future will demand.”

“Our network expansion into Cedar Crossing is another example of Comcast’s commitment to bringing businesses more options for high-capacity network connectivity that are increasingly the foundation for economic development and business growth,” said Byron Cantrall, regional vice president of Comcast Business. “Businesses establishing new roots in the industrial park will not only have the physical space to expand, but also room to scale up their bandwidth as technology needs evolve and continue to become an increasingly critical component of daily business.”


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