Comcast Business Communications Hits a Home Run with Detroit's Comerica Park

Baseball Fans to Receive In-Suite Internet Connection with the Company's

Launch of New Managed Internet Service, CCIS 2.0



Mar 20, 2001, 00:00 ET from Comcast Business Communications

    PHILADELPHIA, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- "Take me out to the ballgame" could
 soon have a whole new meaning for Detroit Tigers fans visiting Comerica Park.
 Today, Comcast Business Communications will soon outfit the stadium's suites
 with the company's new managed Internet service -- Comcast Commercial Internet
 Service 2.0 (CCIS 2.0), creating a fun and productive experience for fans.
     CCIS 2.0 is a new faster version of Comcast's managed high-speed Internet
 service that comes with enhanced features.  The new version is now based in
 Linux, an open source operating system, which is a powerful match for the
 server appliance that is included with the service.
     Detroit's Comerica Park is the first new customer to choose CCIS 2.0,
 which offers reliability, broadband speeds, and ease of installation.  "The
 ballpark will offer Internet connections to VIP fans who watch the Detroit
 Tigers' games from their suites, and need access to the Web at the same time,"
 said Robert M. Keane, president of Comcast Business Communications.  "Internet
 access is a relatively new service offered to venues like ballparks, and we
 are taking the lead in providing this service."
     Comcast Business Communications, the first company to deliver fully
 managed commercial Internet services via a broadband cable network, has
 enhanced an already superior, high-speed, always-on Internet service by
 deploying a Comcast-customized Cobalt Sun Qube(TM) 3 Server, a small, but
 powerful, turnkey server developed for small and mid-size businesses.  This
 server is easily installed onsite at the customer's location, and is managed
 remotely by Comcast's Network Operations Center, eliminating the need for
 business customers to employ technical staff or to monitor and maintain the
 equipment.
     "We have many clients who plan to entertain business customers in our
 suites," said Tyler Barnes, senior director of marketing and communications
 with the Detroit Tigers.  "We want to be sure that we provide every comfort
 and service to make their visit to the ballpark enjoyable, yet productive.
 Visitors in the suites will be able to use the service in a variety of ways --
 including looking up ball scores and information about the Tigers.  We think
 Comcast's service is a great way for us to offer more services to our
 clients."
     With the Linux-based Sun Cobalt Qube(TM) 3, plus a router/firewall and
 cable modem -- which is part of the new CCIS 2.0 -- small businesses can now
 get a more full-featured service.  The service includes firewall security, web
 caching, optional content filtering, an e-mail server, a web server, file and
 print servers, and a choice of data rates, which can be easily upgraded with
 only a software setting -- so there's no need to change equipment.
     "Comcast has offered small and medium-size businesses an incredibly
 managed Internet service since 1997," said Jason Livingood, director of
 Internet Services for Comcast Business Communications.  "The release of a new
 version with CCIS 2.0 offers customers an even better integrated broadband
 service that's tightly focused on the needs of businesses, and fully managed
 so that they can concentrate on their core business.  This service can be
 tailored to meet the needs of each individual business customer, and easily
 modified for growth.  It's far ahead of other broadband providers in the
 marketplace," he added.
     The CCIS 2.0 service uses Comcast Business Communications' optical fiber
 network, delivering one of the fastest broadband services in the country
 directly to the business customer.  This fast capacity, along with the fully
 managed features of CCIS 2.0, provides "best-in-class" service to small and
 mid-size businesses who have long been ignored by other providers.
     In addition to showcasing the new business-class services from Comcast
 Business Communications, Comcast also provides fans at Comerica Park with the
 ability to experience residential high-speed Internet service -- Comcast @Home
 -- and Comcast Digital Cable via kiosks in Comerica's Big Cat Court.  "Now
 suite holders will be able to access the Internet at lightning-fast speeds,
 just like fans in the stadium," said Dave Scott, president of Comcast's
 Midwest Division.  "The Tigers are using Comcast to make Comerica more than
 just a ballpark.  It's become a `technology park' for the fans."
 
     About Comcast Business Communications
     Comcast Business Communications is principally engaged in providing
 integrated broadband communications to businesses, including Internet, data
 and voice solutions.  Augmenting Comcast's far-reaching, optical network,
 Comcast Business Communications delivers scalable, integrated broadband
 services that are tailored to customers' unique business needs.  Comcast
 Business Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Corporation
 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
     All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Sun,
 Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Sun cobalt are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 All other trademarks, trade names, registered trademarks, or registered trade
 names are property of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE Comcast Business Communications
    PHILADELPHIA, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- "Take me out to the ballgame" could
 soon have a whole new meaning for Detroit Tigers fans visiting Comerica Park.
 Today, Comcast Business Communications will soon outfit the stadium's suites
 with the company's new managed Internet service -- Comcast Commercial Internet
 Service 2.0 (CCIS 2.0), creating a fun and productive experience for fans.
     CCIS 2.0 is a new faster version of Comcast's managed high-speed Internet
 service that comes with enhanced features.  The new version is now based in
 Linux, an open source operating system, which is a powerful match for the
 server appliance that is included with the service.
     Detroit's Comerica Park is the first new customer to choose CCIS 2.0,
 which offers reliability, broadband speeds, and ease of installation.  "The
 ballpark will offer Internet connections to VIP fans who watch the Detroit
 Tigers' games from their suites, and need access to the Web at the same time,"
 said Robert M. Keane, president of Comcast Business Communications.  "Internet
 access is a relatively new service offered to venues like ballparks, and we
 are taking the lead in providing this service."
     Comcast Business Communications, the first company to deliver fully
 managed commercial Internet services via a broadband cable network, has
 enhanced an already superior, high-speed, always-on Internet service by
 deploying a Comcast-customized Cobalt Sun Qube(TM) 3 Server, a small, but
 powerful, turnkey server developed for small and mid-size businesses.  This
 server is easily installed onsite at the customer's location, and is managed
 remotely by Comcast's Network Operations Center, eliminating the need for
 business customers to employ technical staff or to monitor and maintain the
 equipment.
     "We have many clients who plan to entertain business customers in our
 suites," said Tyler Barnes, senior director of marketing and communications
 with the Detroit Tigers.  "We want to be sure that we provide every comfort
 and service to make their visit to the ballpark enjoyable, yet productive.
 Visitors in the suites will be able to use the service in a variety of ways --
 including looking up ball scores and information about the Tigers.  We think
 Comcast's service is a great way for us to offer more services to our
 clients."
     With the Linux-based Sun Cobalt Qube(TM) 3, plus a router/firewall and
 cable modem -- which is part of the new CCIS 2.0 -- small businesses can now
 get a more full-featured service.  The service includes firewall security, web
 caching, optional content filtering, an e-mail server, a web server, file and
 print servers, and a choice of data rates, which can be easily upgraded with
 only a software setting -- so there's no need to change equipment.
     "Comcast has offered small and medium-size businesses an incredibly
 managed Internet service since 1997," said Jason Livingood, director of
 Internet Services for Comcast Business Communications.  "The release of a new
 version with CCIS 2.0 offers customers an even better integrated broadband
 service that's tightly focused on the needs of businesses, and fully managed
 so that they can concentrate on their core business.  This service can be
 tailored to meet the needs of each individual business customer, and easily
 modified for growth.  It's far ahead of other broadband providers in the
 marketplace," he added.
     The CCIS 2.0 service uses Comcast Business Communications' optical fiber
 network, delivering one of the fastest broadband services in the country
 directly to the business customer.  This fast capacity, along with the fully
 managed features of CCIS 2.0, provides "best-in-class" service to small and
 mid-size businesses who have long been ignored by other providers.
     In addition to showcasing the new business-class services from Comcast
 Business Communications, Comcast also provides fans at Comerica Park with the
 ability to experience residential high-speed Internet service -- Comcast @Home
 -- and Comcast Digital Cable via kiosks in Comerica's Big Cat Court.  "Now
 suite holders will be able to access the Internet at lightning-fast speeds,
 just like fans in the stadium," said Dave Scott, president of Comcast's
 Midwest Division.  "The Tigers are using Comcast to make Comerica more than
 just a ballpark.  It's become a `technology park' for the fans."
 
     About Comcast Business Communications
     Comcast Business Communications is principally engaged in providing
 integrated broadband communications to businesses, including Internet, data
 and voice solutions.  Augmenting Comcast's far-reaching, optical network,
 Comcast Business Communications delivers scalable, integrated broadband
 services that are tailored to customers' unique business needs.  Comcast
 Business Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Corporation
 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
     All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Sun,
 Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Sun cobalt are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 All other trademarks, trade names, registered trademarks, or registered trade
 names are property of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  Comcast Business Communications