Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is pumping more than $1 million into the expansion of its fiber-based network in Washington, DC, suburb Manassas, VA, to reach more than 400 additional businesses and make the network more accessible. Designed for up to 100 Gbps of network capacity, the fiber-optic Ethernet network expansion is intended to support Ethernet, Internet and voice solutions for more businesses and organizations. The Ethernet extensions are both aerial and underground.
"As demand for our high-performance Ethernet offerings continues to soar, we're proud to bring our advanced network deeper into Manassas to help the economic growth of the city and region," said Mary McLaughlin, regional senior vice president for Comcast. "We've invested heavily in building an infrastructure that meets the high-speed, high-capacity needs of business, technology, healthcare and education customers in Manassas, and we look forward to continuing to launch new and innovative services that exceed their expectations well into the future."
"Access to a high-speed network is key to remaining competitive, attracting new businesses and supporting our residents," said Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish II. "I thank Comcast for continuing to invest in Manassas to provide our community and businesses the tools that they need."
"This is an exciting announcement for the city of Manassas and will bring significant benefits to our downtown businesses," said Patrick Small, director of economic development. "Comcast's continued network investments and commitment to providing cutting-edge products will help make Manassas even more attractive to businesses and keep our city at the forefront of innovation."