Comcast wins 2 more Defense contracts totaling $155.8M

The Defense Information Systems Agency is amid a multi-phase initiative to replace 17,000 point-to-point public switched telephone (PSTN) circuits. (Getty Images)

Comcast Business just keeps winning government Defense contracts. Today, it announced that Comcast Government Services has been awarded two additional contracts worth $155.8 million in total from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

The work involves replacing legacy circuits across the country with Ethernet-based services to improve network performance. 

The new contracts – covering DISA’s Commercial Ethernet Gateway (CEG) Region 4 and Region 5 – represent $84.2 million and $71.6 million, respectively, for up to 10 years.

DISA’s CEG Region 4 covers sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. CEG Region 5 covers sites in California and Nevada.

Comcast has now won four of the seven CEG regions for a total of more than $267 million. The company was awarded CEG Region 3 in June 2021 for $102.8 million and Region 1 in March 2020 for $9.3 million.

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DISA is amid a multi-phase initiative to replace 17,000 point-to-point public switched telephone (PSTN) circuits with Ethernet-based services across the continental U.S. 

Comcast Government Services will help DISA establish commercial Ethernet gateways by delivering its Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL) service, providing a private, point-to-multipoint network design between multiple locations. Comcast says EVPL offers the potential for performance improvements and managed cost as compared to legacy wide area network (WAN) technologies such as T1 lines, frame relay and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM).