Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has declared publicly that it is engaging in a major investment worth about $20 million in a bid to effect a major expansion of its fiber based network in Pittsburgh.

The number of firms likely to be affected by the operations

The operation will affect over 425 new firms directly and more than a hundred more will benefit by having easier access to networks. The fiber optic Ethernet has the capability of delivering more than 100 Gigabits (Gbps) of network capacity. The expansion will support developed services and provide Comcast with the ability to offer new customers ranging from small sized to medium sized and even large organizations with quick access to network.

Details of the expansion project

The deployment will add over 60 miles of new fiber optic cable in the already Comcast dominant area. It serves most of the large companies and hundreds of business firms in Pittsburgh. The works began around one year ago and they have resulted to provision of high power internet, Ethernet as well as advanced voice solutions to business organizations in the Pittsburgh’s downtown area. The project is expected to end by the fourth quarter of 2018.

The views of the company’s representatives

Paul Merrit Comcast Business regional vice president commented on behalf of the company. He explained that the project stands as one of the largest infrastructure investments Comcast has ever ventured in. The company takes pride in their high standard network infrastructure in Pittsburgh. The development continues to help the city as it pursues economic growth goals. The demand for Ethernet services from Comcast increases by the day. There is therefore the need to respond optimally and provide the necessary solutions so as to keep the business growing. The company proves its commitment to keep helping the city by provision of its high quality internet services.

Long term benefits of the expansion process

Comcast is a registered company listed in the NASDAQ stock exchange platform. It serves 20 in the top 25 markets. Its business customers have access to an advanced network which is easily scalable and managed by a highly qualified team.


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