Comcast Business expands fiber network in Tallahassee

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Comcast Business announced the expansion of its fiber network in Tallahassee for local businesses Ethernet services with speeds up to 100 Gbps alongside other services, including, internet, voice, TV services and cloud-based computing solutions.

The investment in expanded service offerings will support the developing business climate of Tallahassee, which is in the top 200 U.S. cities by the Forbes Magazine List for “Best Places for Businesses and Careers.”

“In today’s increasingly digital world, internet access and speed are critical to operations for businesses of all sizes and across all industries,” said Andrew Gillum, Mayor, Tallahassee.

The advanced network of the company is ideal for businesses requiring bandwidth to move large amounts of data for operations like video conferencing, streaming, multiple users on a Wi-Fi network, file sharing and back-up, and cloud-based applications.

Also, the network can connect multiple locations of one company to provide the same level of service across its network.

The services of Comcast also offer a redundant or second network for business continuity to provide file access, back-up and recovery in the event of a disaster which is important for Florida businesses during adverse weather conditions.

“Our network not only delivers the highest speed and capacity to Tallahassee businesses, it’s also built to easily accommodate future growth. Multi-gigabit speeds and reliability are critical for business today, and those needs are growing exponentially,” conveyed Reggie Scales, Vice President, Business Services for the Comcast Florida Region.

Comcast Business has schools, businesses, hospitals, and other organizations using wide bandwidths linking multiple locations, or connecting offices to a third-party data center.

Comcast saw a 2.8 percent increase in its second quarter consolidated revenue to $19.3 billion.

The company services are Ethernet Private Line offering point-to-point connectivity between two customer sites for bandwidth-intensive applications,
Ethernet Virtual Private Line providing point-to-multipoint connection to enable customers to tailor bandwidth, performance characteristics, and cost,
Ethernet Network Service giving multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity to connect organizations with high-bandwidth requirements and multiple locations across Comcast’s network and lastly, Ethernet Dedicated Internet providing continuous, high-bandwidth connectivity between customer LAN and the public Internet.

Comcast offering multi-gig (up to 10 Gbps) Ethernet service to businesses in Florida since 2011, started Gigabit Pro, a residential multi-gigabit broadband service for consumers in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville areas, last year.

Comcast also announced that it will offer DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit internet service in Florida using connections already present at the customer homes, in April this year.

Comcast Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network covering 140,000 miles with a 100 Gbps backbone and expanded local footprint through Ethernet over HFC.

Bandwidth up to 100 Gbps which is scalable in increments and offered in three different classes of service, backed by strict service level agreements and monitored year round from Comcast dedicated Network Operations Center.

Comcast plans on continuing the extension of fiber into more business districts, with announcement in June for plans of $9 million investments over the next 12 months for fiber network expansion in Virginia, spanning about 3,000 businesses with Ethernet services.

Comcast also announced availability of Microsoft 365 platform through its cloud application marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses, aiding transition to cloud.