PHILADELPHIA – Comcast Business today announced it is providing high performance Ethernet services to Philadelphia’s start-up and tech communities at The Microsoft Reactor, a hub for entrepreneurs and technologists that is located on the ground floor of the University City Science Center’s corporate offices at uCity Square. The full-service Comcast Business Ethernet line provides a scalable enterprise-grade service to support various programs, events and start-up businesses.
Designed to strengthen Microsoft’s connection to Philadelphia, The Microsoft Reactor is a community hub providing support and resources to students, entrepreneurs and developers to foster innovation, collaboration and economic development. Entrepreneurs and the local business community will use the center for networking events and educational opportunities, and will benefit from access to Microsoft technologies, allowing for fast and seamless web research and communication.
“The Microsoft Reactor is helping the Science Center achieve its goal of convening local business leaders, students and entrepreneurs to drive innovation in the greater Philadelphia region,” said Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, president and CEO of the Science Center. “Fast, reliable Ethernet and Wi-Fi services are imperative for this community and our start-up businesses to explore ideas, share files and present during events. Comcast Business provides that robust network service foundation on which to grow these enterprises.”
Located at 3711 Market Street, The Microsoft Reactor is a collaboration of the Science Center, local venture capital firm SeventySix Capital and Wexford Science + Technology, a real estate firm that partners with universities, academic medical centers and research companies to develop innovation communities. The 100 Megabit per second (Mbps) Ethernet Dedicated Internetservice from Comcast Business will support the Reactor’s internal and external network and Wi-Fi offering. Students and technology enthusiasts can easily share large files with other innovation hubs, investors and colleagues as well as receive demonstrations on the latest Microsoft technologies.
“Comcast Business works closely with the University City Science Center to provide various Ethernet solutions across their campus and at uCity Square. Additionally, our strong commitment to supporting the Philadelphia innovation community makes us the ideal network services provider for The Microsoft Reactor,” said David Dombroski, regional vice president, Comcast Business Freedom. “By providing a flexible, secure connection to The Microsoft Reactor Center, we are assisting in advancing Philadelphia as a major innovation hub.”
About the Science Center:
Located in the heart of uCity Square, the Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that catalyzes and connects innovation to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. For 50+ years, the Science Center has supported startups, research, and economic development in the life sciences, healthcare, physical sciences, and emerging technology sectors. As a result, graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s business incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in Greater Philadelphia and drive $13 billion in economic activity in the region annually. By providing resources and programming for any stage of a business’s lifecycle, the Science Center helps scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators take their concepts from idea to IPO – and beyond.
For more information about the Science Center, go to www.sciencecenter.org.
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 an advanced 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.
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About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers 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) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.