Comcast Business expands Minn. network to serve 700 more Twin Cities businesses

Comcast Business (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is investing $3.1 million to expand its Minnesota fiber network in the Twin Cities area, extending services to 700 additional business customers.

Area customers -- including those along the Nicollet Mall -- will be able to get access to 10G speed Ethernet and optical networking services.

This new build is being done in conjunction with a number of new retail, commercial and industrial projects taking place in the Twin Cities.

Over 200 businesses that take up residence in the renovated Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will be able to get access to Comcast Business' suite of Ethernet services, including Dedicated Internet, Ethernet Network Service, Ethernet Private Line, and Ethernet Virtual Private Line.

Outside of the Nicollet Mall area, Comcast said it is expanding its fiber network in a number of Twin Cities suburban projects. These include commercial developments in Plymouth at County Roads 6 & 9, Bass Lake Road, Nathan Lane and Cheshire Lane; Chaska's Lake Hazeltine Drive; Mike Collins Drive and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan; the Linden Drive/Justen Circle project in Osseo; and Eagle Point Boulevard in Lake Elmo. 

As a result of those expansions, more than 450 businesses in these developments will be able to get access to Comcast Business services. Nearly 90,000 businesses of all sizes are passed by Comcast's advanced network infrastructure across the entire Twin Cities metro.

Twin Cities is just one of several markets where Comcast is expanding its fiber network to serve more area businesses.

Among its other recent expansion targets are Meyers Business Park in Chico, Calif., the East Bay region of California, Denver and New London County, Conn.

For more:
- see the release

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