HOUSTON –Comcast Business today announced an expansion of its advanced network into the City of Angleton, Texas. With this expansion, city businesses will now have access to Comcast Business’s comprehensive portfolio of advanced communications services.
As the County Seat of Brazoria County, Angleton is a city steeped in history. The city is home to a statue honoring Stephen F. Austin – the ‘Father of Texas’ – and prides itself on focusing on community. Located just 44 miles from Houston and 18 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, visitors have easy access many local attractions and events, including The Brazoria County Fair, Texas’s largest county fair, which is held annually at The Brazoria County Fairgrounds.
“Our network expansion into Angleton is another example of Comcast’s commitment to bringing businesses more options for high-capacity network connectivity that are increasingly the foundation for economic development and business growth,” said John Phillips, vice president of Comcast Business, Houston Region.
The company recently completed phase one of four in the Angleton area and is expected to complete the buildout by year end. The investment of nearly $2 million means more than 700 additional local businesses will have access to bandwidth capacity of up to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) and services specifically designed to help companies of all sizes take advantage of the latest available technology and affordable, competitive choice.
"We're thrilled with Comcast's commitment to our city - it's a very exciting time for Angleton," said Beth Journeay, President & CEO, Greater Angleton Chamber of Commerce. "As we continue to see an increase in visitors, we're also noting business growth. Comcast is a welcome partner to help manage the technology needs of our business community."
Comcast Business serves schools, businesses, hospitals, and other organizations that require large amounts of bandwidth, are looking to link multiple locations or branch locations, or that plan to connect their offices to a third-party data center. Services offered include:
• Ethernet Private Line: point-to-point connectivity between two customer sites for bandwidth-intensive applications.
• Ethernet Virtual Private Line: point-to-multipoint connection to enable customers to tailor bandwidth, performance characteristics, and cost.
• Ethernet Network Service: multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity to connect organizations with high-bandwidth requirements and multiple locations across Comcast’s network.
• Ethernet Dedicated Internet: continuous, high-bandwidth connectivity between customers’ LANs and the public Internet.
All of Comcast Business’ multi-Gigabit Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that serves 20 of the nation’s 25 largest markets and spans 145,000 miles across 39 states and the District of Columbia. Comcast was the first service provider in the world to offer Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 certified Ethernet services and was also the first to achieve all three of the previous CE 1.0 certifications (MEF 9, 14 and 18).
About Comcast Business:
Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by a next-generation, fiber-based network, and backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing provider of Ethernet services.
For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.