Businesses in Brookville, Reynoldsville, Summerville and elsewhere Will Benefit from Scalable, Advanced Internet and Voice Capabilities
Comcast Business today announced it is investing $950,000 in a major expansion of its fiber-based network in Jefferson County, reaching more than 20 additional businesses directly in Brookville and benefiting many more by making the network more accessible. 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 give new customers, ranging from small and medium-sized organizations to large enterprises, quick access to its network.
The Comcast Business network already serves Punxsutawney in southern Jefferson County, as well as DuBois and portions of western Clearfield County and portions of Clarion County. This concentrated expansion, which began earlier this year and is expected to be completed in 1Q 2018, will deploy more than 75 miles of new fiber and will provide high-performance Ethernet, Internet and advanced voice solutions to businesses and organizations between DuBois and Brookville along the Route 322 corridor, including Reynoldsville, and between Punxsutawney and Brookville along portions of Route 536 and Route 28, including Summerville.
“This is one of the most significant infrastructure investments Comcast Business has made in our Keystone Region, and we’re proud to bring our network deeper into Jefferson County and into Brookville to help drive the county’s economic growth,” said Toni Murphy, regional vice president for Comcast Business. “As demand for our high-performance Ethernet offerings continues to soar, Comcast Business recognizes the need to respond quickly and provide scalable solutions that can meet demand as businesses grow.
“This proactive investment signals that we are committed to playing a critical role in helping Jefferson County attract, retain and grow successful businesses. We’re not only prepared to continue connecting the county but connecting its businesses and institutions to the rest of the region, the nation and the world.”
The Keystone Region Comcast Business team last year completed the company’s first 100 Gbps network in the Eastern United States, connecting Penn State University’s data center with its Milton S. Hershey Medical Center facility. This year, that team completed a $20 million expansion of services in downtown Pittsburgh to better serve higher education facilities, medical industries, law firms, financial services institutions and the steady influx of new technology companies in the city requiring access to the advanced communications solutions Comcast Business offers.
Said Brad Lashinsky, Jefferson County Director of Economic Development and Planning, “It has been a pleasure to work with Comcast Business on this fiber project, as we are not only enhancing the opportunities for our existing businesses, but also continuing to provide in Jefferson County state-of-the-art telecommunication services in a competitive economic climate.”
Comcast Business serves 20 of the nation’s top 25 markets and is one of the fastest-growing Ethernet providers in the nation. With a comprehensive portfolio of Ethernet options, Comcast Business serves businesses and organizations with distributed enterprises that require large amounts of bandwidth, are looking to link multiple sites or branch locations or plan to connect their offices to a third-party data center. Nationally, Comcast Business’s Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans more than 153,000 miles. Comcast Business customers thus remain on an advanced network that is quickly scalable and privately managed by an experienced team.