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Comcast Business extends Ethernet network to Redmond-Woodinville business district

Comcast Business
Thursday 05 November 15

Comcast Business today announced a substantial network expansion to the Redmond-Woodinville business district in Washington, bringing a full range of Ethernet services to nearly 100 businesses in the 150th – 170th block of Woodinville/Redmond Road. Comcast Business invested more than $100,000 to bring fiber and coaxial cable to area businesses that range from construction and manufacturing firms to fitness centers and wineries…

Comcast Business today announced a substantial network expansion to the Redmond-Woodinville business district in Washington, bringing a full range of Ethernet services to nearly 100 businesses in the 150th – 170th block of Woodinville/Redmond Road.

Comcast Business invested more than $100,000 to bring fiber and coaxial cable to area businesses that range from construction and manufacturing firms to fitness centers and wineries. These businesses will soon have access to high-performance Ethernet service of up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps), in addition to the Comcast Business services already available there, including WiFi, TV and advanced voice services.

“Local organizations depend on a strong network for accessing cloud services, data centers and high-speed Internet in order to service their customers and build their business,” said Woodinville Mayor Bernie Talmas. “Comcast’s investment in this community reinforces our goal of supporting entrepreneurs and growing our local economy. All of the businesses in the service area will have access to the Comcast network, giving them the communications infrastructure that allows them to take full advantage of technology and to compete effectively.”

Comcast representatives noted how dedicated the city officials were to bringing a faster network to the businesses that wanted more performance. “The city of Woodinville assisted us throughout the implementation process. They are dedicated to driving further innovation and fostering business growth in their community,” said Matt Fassnacht, Vice President of Comcast Business in Washington. “We are pleased to offer service that will provide these businesses the technology tools that they need to be successful.”

Construction began in July. Once the expansion is completed later this year, businesses in the Woodinville/Redmond Road area will have access to Comcast’s comprehensive portfolio of 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.

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.


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