Comcast Launches Fiber Network in Augusta
Comcast subsidiary Comcast Business announced on Monday that it has nearly completed a multi-million-dollar upgrade of its 700-mile fiber network in Augusta that will deliver internet speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second.
The buildout, which began nine months ago and is expected to be completed by late September, will provide businesses, schools, hospitals and government organizations with fast, scalable Internet connectivity and cloud-based voice solutions.
“Today’s announcement reinforces the importance of technology as a major consideration for cities looking to grow and attract multiple industries,” said Doug Guthrie, regional senior vice president for Comcast. “With this investment by Comcast, Augusta will soon be better positioned to support the next generation of business.”
Comcast Business serves schools, businesses, hospitals, and other organizations that require large amounts of bandwidth, are looking to link multiple locations, or that plan to connect their offices to third-party data centers. Services offered include ethernet private lines, ethernet virtual private line, ethernet network service and ethernet dedicated internet.
Nationally, Comcast Business’s Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 149,000 miles and features a 100 Gbps backbone and expanded local footprint through Ethernet over HFC.
Ethernet is available up to 100 Gbps and can be scaled in increments and offered in three different classes of service, backed by strict service level agreements and monitored from Comcast’s network operations centers.