My company, Caisson Technologies is an authorized agent of Comcast Business. Have been for 7 years. During that time, the mega company has definitely been a leader in expanding access to high-speed Internet and data to more businesses in our region, now including commercial areas in the Kent Valley. Here is the announcement from Comcast Business:
"Comcast Business announced the expansion of its commercial fiber network, capable of bandwidth up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps), to underserved commercial areas in Kent, Washington, the sixth largest city in the state.
The network build out will bring Comcast Business Ethernet services to more than 150 local businesses for the first time, providing a cost-effective solution to increase speed, scale bandwidth, or connect multiple office locations on one dedicated network.
'We are pleased that Comcast is making this investment in our community,” said Kent Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Andrea Keikkala. “Connecting underserved commercial areas with high capacity bandwidth for their Internet and data needs is vital for our local businesses to expand and relocate, which creates more jobs and economic opportunities.'
Comcast will focus on maintaining and expanding its fiber network throughout commercial areas in the Kent Valley, located at 72nd Avenue South from 180th on the north side to South 196th St on the south side. With this enhanced access to secure and reliable Ethernet, businesses of all sizes in Kent can more effectively leverage the Internet to help increase productivity, provide better customer services, streamline their supply chain, or move their IT applications to the cloud. Kent’s diverse economic base includes manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, professional services and retail companies. As these companies expand and grow, Comcast Business Ethernet can also scale to meet these evolving bandwidth consumption demands.
All of Comcast Business’s Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 140,000 miles across 39 states and the District of Columbia. Serving 20 of the top 25 U.S. markets, Comcast has more than one million Ethernet-enabled buildings on its network. Fiber-based Ethernet services are available in bandwidth levels up to 10 Gbps and can be scaled in increments and offered in three different classes of service, backed by strict service level agreements and monitored 24x7x365 from Comcast’s dedicated Network Operations Centers."
I especially like what Matt Fassnacht, Vice President of Comcast Business for Washington had to say about this annoucement:
“While the Puget Sound region is known for its strong ties to the technology industry, some commercial areas suffer from lack of ‘last mile’ access to high-speed Internet and data, limiting the ability for resident companies to achieve their full potential. This expansion will help companies in Kent to grow and expand their businesses, while helping to increase operational efficiency.”
Helping businesses achieve their "full potential" through telecom is what Caisson is all about. Please give me a call to find out if your business qualifies for high-speed Internet and data: (206) 420-0140.
About Brian Wade
Brian Wade is founder and president of telecom brokerage, Caisson Technologies. He has worked in telecom for 15 years, including at Integra Telecom as a customer care representative, service provisioner and sales representative. He launched Caisson in 2005. He writes about telecom products, promotions and industry trends on his blog.