Comcast Business plans to pump in over $1.2 million towards expanding its network into two large parts of Bellevue.
That will pass an additional 425 local businesses. As reported by FierceTelecom, the expansion will enable the service provider, which has a 100 Gbps backbone and a local footprint through Ethernet over HFC, to target a host of businesses in the fitness, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and other industries.
This is not the first expansion that Comcast is undertaking in the city and across all their footholds. Everywhere they go; it leaves a positive impact behind because that makes the areas friendlier to businesses. Many people rush to the regions in a bid to capitalize on the benefits that come with such network expansions. Their aggressive entry into markets like Bellevue has enabled Comcast to become one of the best service providers.
Upon completion, Comcast Business will be able to provide businesses located in four office parks with its suite of Ethernet and IP-based voice services: 520 Business Park, Evergreen Center, Bell East Office Park and Northup Park. Matt Fassnacht, the vice president of Comcast Business for the Washington Region said the expansion plan has been inclusive to prevent any possible pitfalls.
“We worked closely with city officials and then determined the expansion plan, which resulted in the largest investment of its kind in the area,” he said. Comcast Business currently holds a second-place spot on Vertical Systems Group’s cable Ethernet Leaderboard behind Time Warner Cable.
Rosemary Cochran, the principal of Vertical Systems Group observed that cable segment is growing in a rapid manner and could be the game changer in the Ethernet market. She also thanked Comcast for their commitment to the course. “Comcast is really committed to Ethernet and have made a lot of gains with their footprint, pricing, and the marketing side. It is the flagship of the business portfolio.”