Comcast Business Services to expand fiber network in downtown Houston
Expansion increases access to Ethernet, Internet, voice and cloud services to accelerate the growth of existing Houston businesses and help attract new ones downtown
Houston, TX – December 13, 2012 – Comcast Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of information and communications products and services, today announced an expansion of its fiber network in downtown Houston. This proactive infrastructure investment will give more than 3,000 small and mid-sized businesses access to a wide range of Business Class Ethernet, Internet, voice and value-added cloud services. This investment is in response to strong demand for Comcast's Business Class offerings and supports broader community efforts to expand the city's telecommunications and information technology infrastructure.
"Houston continues to grow and draw in new businesses that are going to need the tools necessary to flourish in today's tech-savvy environment," said Houston Mayor Annise Parker. "Comcast's network investment supports this, allowing businesses in Houston to further prepare themselves for tomorrow in addition to attracting other new companies that require these services to serve their own customers effectively."
Comcast Business Services will be extending its fiber network downtown and into a number of multi-tenant office buildings including Chase Tower, the largest building in the state. This is the direct result of Comcast's ongoing investment in making its advanced network broadly available to meet the high-speed, high-capacity needs of business customers. Expected to be completed in early 2013, the project will expand Comcast's network reach to an additional 3,000 Houston businesses in a variety of different industries.
"Our fiber network expansion in downtown Houston represents Comcast's commitment to provide the market with the services needed to stay ahead of technology trends and remain competitive as businesses adopt new technology at a rapid rate," said Byron Cantrall, Vice President of Comcast Business Services for the Houston Region. "We are investing in a thriving business community that has seen incredible growth over the last year and appears on track to bring more jobs, more businesses and more people to the area, creating an even greater need for reliable, high-capacity business services that help increase efficiency and promote productivity."
The Houston project is part of a larger effort by Comcast Business Services to pursue network expansions in targeted metro regions to expand its fiber footprint and the reach of its services to more small and mid-sized businesses. The fiber network is fully managed by Comcast from the first mile to the last mile, providing customers with reliability, security and faster speeds.
About Comcast Business Services
Comcast Business Services, a unit of Comcast Cable provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Class Internet, Ethernet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.
For more information, call 1-800-391-3000 or visit www.business.comcast.com
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.