Memphis public libraries check out Comcast Biz

Aug. 10, 2018
Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has completed a network expansion to the Memphis Public Libraries, connecting 18 buildings with speeds ...
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Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has completed a network expansion to the Memphis Public Libraries, connecting 18 buildings with speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

The connection supports a private network that connects all of the libraries, allowing them to transport data across their branches without crossing the public Internet. The solution is also intended to prepares the libraries for future needs with the ability to scale up to 100 Gbps.

"Today's announcement is an important technology milestone for the Memphis Public Libraries," said Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. "The move to Comcast's fiber network ensures that the Memphis Public Libraries will enjoy secure, reliable communications in the years to come, keeping this important institution at the forefront of innovation."

"As demand for network security and faster speeds continues to increase, we're pleased that the city of Memphis has entrusted Comcast Business to power Memphis Public Libraries," said Doug Guthrie, Comcast regional senior vice president. "Comcast continues to make important investments that will support government agencies and the business community in Memphis and across Tennessee."

In April, Comcast deployed DOCSIS 3.1-based residential and business Internet service in Memphis. In 2016, the company built a 10 Gbps-capable fiber-optic network in the city to support business services.