11 Aug Comcast Announces Fiber Optic Network Build-out in Savannah
Comcast Business announced its multimillion dollar fiber optic network designed to deliver 10-gigabit speeds to Savannah’s downtown business community. It will also be extended to serve businesses on nearby Skidaway Island.
The Thursday announcement is an extension of plans announced in March 2016. When the network is completed late this summer, it will provide businesses of a scalable, fast Internet connection.
Both Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach and Bill Hubbard, president and CEO of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, said the network will help further the city’s economic growth.
“Savannah’s economic future depends on fast, reliable network connections,” said DeLoach in a joint Comcast press release.
“The long-term solution will come from investments like the one Comcast is bringing to downtown Savannah. We applaud them for taking this important step.”
“Business in the Savannah area is progressing and our innovative city needs new technology to support growth,” Hubbard added.
Comcast Business serves schools, businesses, hospitals and other organizations that require large amounts of bandwidth 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.
“We are proud to further our long-standing investment in Savannah, which is designed to support this city’s growing residential and business communities,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional SVP for Comcast. “Today’s announcement puts Savannah on the map as an ideal destination for businesses looking to expand or relocate.”