Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is building its fiber network out to the Elk Grove Technology Park , a $1 billion industrial park in Chicago's northwest suburbs near O'Hare International Airport.
Comcast Business, which partnered with industrial developer Brennan Investment Group to bring fiber to the park, will be the first connectivity provider onsite and will offer a data, voice and video business services including Internet and Ethernet, cloud solutions, business phone and TV services, and the Comcast Business SmartOffice video monitoring system.
"Thanks to our partnership with Comcast Business, our tenants will have a state-of-the-art network and advanced technology solutions available when they move in," said Jack Brennan, first vice president for CBRE, the park's exclusive representative. "These services will help us attract a new wave of advanced manufacturing companies to the park."
"Elk Grove Village sits on the edge of O'Hare International airport and major rail and road networks, which is why 5,600 businesses have chosen to locate here. The Elk Grove Technology Park will build on the village's position as the premier destination for industrial and manufacturing companies in the Chicago area and Midwest," said Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson. "The bronze elk statues in the park recall the village's heritage, while the connectivity and technology demonstrate where we're headed: the home of the future of innovative manufacturing."
"Manufacturing has played a key role in the Chicago area's economy for more than two hundred years and was largely responsible for putting the region on the global map. The Elk Grove Technology Park will be transformational, because it will usher in new era of technology-based manufacturing that will help drive our economy forward," said Sean McCarthy, Comcast's regional vice president of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives. "Our portfolio of business solutions will align with the needs of companies in the park, helping to optimize their performance, reduce the complexity of day-to-day tasks and accelerate their growth."