Let's Make a Fiber Deal: Comcast Leases Mountain Strands

Comcast and the Colorado Department of Transportation announced a first-of-its-kind fiber-optic network agreement to let Comcast lease two of CDOT's existing single-mode fiber-optic strands along the I-70 Corridor for 20 years, with rights to extend the agreemen...

Comcast and the Colorado Department of Transportation announced a first-of-its-kind fiber-optic network agreement to let Comcast lease two of CDOT's existing single-mode fiber-optic strands along the I-70 Corridor for 20 years, with rights to extend the agreement after the initial lease period. This is the first time CDOT has leased a portion of its network.

The leased fiber runs from approximately Golden to Vail and is part of CDOT's existing network, which the agency uses for high-speed communications to the CDOT business network. Comcast is leasing dark fiber. As part of the agreement, Comcast will provide support for this portion of CDOT's fiber network with maintenance services.

With the added bandwidth, Comcast plans to launch advanced video, Internet and digital voice services in Colorado mountain communities including Avon, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne. The company anticipates completing the roll out of the new services by Spring 2011.
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