Comcast Business today announced a major expansion of its advanced fiber-based network to the Sugar House business district in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing a combination of national chains and small boutiques with a range of new technology services including high-speed Internet services delivered over fiber and coax, high definition TV and phone services. These high-capacity, reliable network services provided by Comcast were previously unavailable in the Sugar House business district.
“For our business district to continue to thrive in this digital era, it became clear that we needed to provide advanced network services that not only were cost-effective, but could also grow as required,” said Lane Beattie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Salt Lake Chamber. “Through Comcast’s vast investment into the Sugar House business district businesses can have the confidence that they will have the network infrastructure in place to provide new and better services to their customers while boosting their bottom lines.”
Businesses in the Sugar House Center owned by the Dee’s Corporation and The Commons at Sugar House owned by the Boyer company will now have access to these Comcast Business services:
- High speed Internet delivered over fiber and coax with speeds from 16 Mbps up to 150 Mbps
- High definition TV with up more than 150 channels
- Advanced voice services
“Ethernet is key for businesses to succeed in today’s economy. It is the platform that drives productivity, collaboration, and competitiveness across an organization,” said Paul Merritt, Director of Comcast Business in Utah. “Business districts such as Sugar House, are the drivers of economic prosperity. That’s why Comcast is investing in a low-latency, future-proof network that all businesses can use to their competitive advantages.”
All of Comcast Business’ multi-gigabit Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 145,000 miles and 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.