Comcast Business (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is bringing its Gigabit Ethernet services to six communities in New London County, Connecticut, bringing the total number of towns and cities in the state to 66 that have access to its services.
Scaling up to 10 Gbps, Comcast Business will target the Ethernet services at a host of businesses, hospitals and schools or other multi-site organizations that want to tie their locations together.
In this latest service expansion, Comcast Business will target Bozrah, Franklin, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston and Sprague with four different types of Comcast Business multi-Gigabit Ethernet services, including: Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), Ethernet Network Service (ENS) and Ethernet Dedicated Internet.
Connecticut is just one of several states where Comcast Business is expanding its Ethernet presence.
The service provider is making similar moves in Florida, New Hampshire and Vermont. In Florida, the service provider has been enhancing its network in the state's Palm Beach County area with new fiber-based Ethernet and Internet services for area businesses and school districts.
In New Hampshire and Vermont, it is becoming a bigger threat to incumbent telco FairPoint Communications by making its Ethernet service suite available to businesses in three communities in each state.
Similar to these earlier buildouts, its move to deepen its presence in Connecticut illustrates its move to be a bigger player in the broader Ethernet market segment.
According to Vertical Systems Group, Comcast Business was one of the fastest growing companies on the research firm's year-end 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard, taking a sixth-place position. When it completes its acquisition of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), which has been actively building out Ethernet services, Comcast would likely advance its Leaderboard position.
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