Comcast Business invests USD 25m in Boston and Cambridge

Comcast Business is investing USD 25m in a major expansion of its fiber-based network in Boston and Cambridge, reaching more than 3,000 businesses directly and benefiting tens of thousands more by making the network more accessible, the company said.

Capable of delivering up to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of network capacity, the fiber optic Ethernet network expansion will support advanced services and give Comcast the ability to bring new customers, ranging from small and medium-sized organizations to large enterprises, online more quickly.

While the Comcast Business fiber network already serves many of Boston´s largest companies and hundreds of businesses, this concentrated expansion will deploy more than 40 miles of new fiber optic cable and encompass the Back Bay, Financial District as well as parts of Cambridge.

Significant work has already begun over the past few months to provide high-performance Ethernet, Internet and advanced voice solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the city, and additional network expansions will be completed over the next two years.

In addition to the higher education facilities, medical industries, law firms and financial services institutions prevalent in Boston, the steady influx of new businesses and startups creates a hotbed of economic development requiring access to the advanced communications solutions Comcast Business offers.