Comcast Business Casts a Wide High-Performance Ethernet Network over COHO Marina Area

$120,000 investment will support local organizations requiring high-capacity network services

BELLINGHAM, Wash.--()--Comcast Business today announced it has embarked on a $120,000 fiber optic network expansion in the Bellingham Squalicum Harbor area in Washington, including Coho Way and Harbor Loop Drive on the northern shore of Bellingham Bay. Capable of delivering symmetrical speeds up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps), this fiber-based Ethernet network will provide more than 55 local businesses in the COHO Marina area with high-performance Ethernet, internet and voice solutions to support daily business operations.

“Access to reliable, high-speed internet access is critical to attracting and retaining innovative businesses in Whatcom County”

“The COHO Marina and Bellingham Squalicum Harbor area is home to nearly 60 businesses that will greatly benefit from Comcast Business’ high-capacity network services,” said Matt Fassnacht, vice president of Comcast Business in Washington. “Our secure, scalable and reliable network will help these organizations to expand their operations by offering advanced technology and delivering a better customer experience.”

Businesses in Whatcom County’s COHO Marina area benefitting from the Comcast network primarily offer amenities for marina and aquatic activities, including yacht sales and other ocean recreation merchandise. Also included in the expansion area are local retail companies, along with a data center that will benefit from improved upstream speeds and the ability to communicate more quickly with other data centers.

“Access to reliable, high-speed internet access is critical to attracting and retaining innovative businesses in Whatcom County,” said Meg Weber, executive director of the Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington. “Whatcom County boasts a competitive, engaging and rich landscape for high-speed access – one that truly furthers business opportunities. Comcast Business is providing a reliable network that will benefit the present businesses and also scale to serve future businesses for years to come.”

Comcast Business serves schools, businesses, hospitals and other organizations that require large amounts of bandwidth, are looking to link multiple locations or branches, 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.

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 providers 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 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.

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Comcast Business today announced it has embarked on a $120,000 fiber optic network expansion in the Bellingham Squalicum Harbor area in Washington.

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