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Comcast Business pulls fiber into 10 New York communities

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:09pm

Comcast Business has extended its fiber network to provisioin its Ethernet portfolio across 10 New York towns and villages in Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties.

Comcast Business’ four types of Ethernet services are now available in the communities of Beekman, Brewster, Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Pawling (town and village), Putnam Valley, Somers and Southeast.

The Ethernet services are comprised of Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line, Ethernet Network Service and Ethernet Dedicated Internet.

"Whether it’s a hospital transferring large radiology files, a police department looking to monitor surveillance video feeds in real-time, or a library needing more Wi-Fi capacity, bandwidth is increasingly becoming the engine driving all businesses," said Charlie Tzoumas, vice president of Comcast Business in New York. "Our fiber expansion in these ten communities is the latest example of the significant investments we’ve made to increase the availability of our Ethernet services to help foster economic development and drive competition, innovation and value for our customers."

Westchester County has traditionally been the domain of Cablevision and its business services division, Lightpath, but it appears as though the majority of new Comcast Business communities don’t fall in Cablevision/Lightpath’s footprint.

Comcast Business rolled out its Ethernet services three years ago. Comcast Business moved from eighth to sixth place on Vertical System Group’s most recent Mid-2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. 

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