NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business today announced that it has completed a nearly $1.7 million fiber optic network expansion project in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. Comcast's high-performance network is now delivering up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of Ethernet capacity to more than seven businesses located between Tower Lane and State Street, giving companies a competitive edge as well as the ability to attract new employees.
As the second largest city in the state and home to Yale University, New Haven is a hub for entrepreneurs and established businesses. Comcast's investment delivers high-performance, reliable Ethernet, internet, advanced voice, Wi-Fi and TV solutions to small- and medium-sized companies and large enterprises with the flexibility to scale services as business needs change.
"New Haven is a unique city in Connecticut – located on Long Island Sound, not far from New York and home to one of the oldest, most prestigious schools in the country – making it the ideal location for small and medium-sized organizations to large enterprises to operate," said Mayor Toni Harp, City of New Haven. "Comcast's investment strengthens our local economy by offering businesses the technology infrastructure needed to better service customers and the community."
The new expansion impacts the bustling downtown areas along Church, Orange, Audubon, Elm, State, and Temple streets as well as on Tower Lane. The new infrastructure and internet capacity can help drive greater economic growth and development in these neighborhoods adjacent to Yale University, Yale New Haven Hospital and New Haven's Union Station, one of the largest transportation centers in the City.
"New Haven has earned a well-deserved reputation as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship," said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven). "With new businesses and startups moving into the city, this upgrade of our fiber optic network will enhance New Haven's competitive edge in attracting new jobs to the region."
"Speed of communication is a top priority for business and Comcast is hitting it head on," said Tony Rescigno, President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. "Their efforts are helping to solve key concerns of business which will, in turn, help build our State's economy."
"Advanced, high-performance networking is critical to the success of today's businesses so they can remain competitive with global firms. Comcast Business's investment in New Haven not only underscores that commitment to driving business growth in the New Haven area, but it brings the company's network closer to hundreds of offices and residential buildings in these neighborhoods," said Paul Savas, vice president of Comcast Business for the Western New England Region. "This fiber expansion increases capacity and delivers advanced services, allowing us to bring new customers online quickly."
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers 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) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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. Follow Comcast Business on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.
About Comcast in Connecticut:
Comcast is committed to providing an unparalleled entertainment and communications experience to residents and businesses in the 83 communities the company serves in Connecticut. Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes five states, is headquartered in Berlin, Connecticut, and customers are served by a team of more than 1,300 Connecticut employees. Comcast also boasts a call center in Enfield, Connecticut, service centers throughout the state, and seven state-of-the-art Xfinity Service Centers where customers can experience Comcast's Xfinity products and services firsthand. Comcast's popular Xfinity brand is also featured on the Xfinity Theatre, one of Hartford's premier music venues. The company helps to strengthen the communities where its customers and employees live and work by supporting local nonprofit organizations. In 2015, Comcast provided more than $2 million to community partners in the state, in the form of Comcast Foundation grants, sponsorships, public service announcements, scholarships and courtesy video and Internet services to schools, libraries, and Boys & Girls Clubs.
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