On Monday Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced that it has finished a 10-mile fiber network buildout in order to provide multi-gigabit internet speeds to Gainesville businesses, government agencies and hospitals on the city’s west side along Shallowford Road to the intersection of 369 and 985
The fiber network coverage and plan
The new 10 mile fiber network also covers the north side of the city, along Jesse Jewell Parkway, Athens Street and down to the intersection of Georgia State Route 11. The buildout also includes an upscale apartment complex, Trees of Gainesville, and residents will be able to access the several tiers of high speed service, according to the release.
Capable of offering speed up to 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps), this network build-out offers more commercial premises with access to a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance Ethernet, Internet and advanced voice solutions that will assist meet day-to-day demands of industries needing large amounts of bandwidth, looking to link multiple sites or branch locations or planning to connect their offices to a third-party data center. These network investments will deliver great business gain to firms of all sizes and organizations.
Resident’s bandwidth needs typically double every three years. By putting fiber in the ground now, we will be ready to meet their increasing demands for bandwidth and speed particularly as more consumers move to cloud-based applications and need fast download and upload speeds.
Comcast’s regional senior Vice President, Doug Guthrie, mentioned that they are pleased to make this important technology investment in Gainesville. He also stated that they understand the implication that gigabit internet speeds can have in societies and that they are looking forward to extending this technology to other parts of Georgia.
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The fiber’s speed
During the beginning this month, Comcast reported the completion of a 12-mile buildout in Dawson County, Ga., according to the Dawson County News, to provide 10-gigabit speeds to business firms and 1-gigabit speeds to people’s premises. In November 2017, Comcast also reported increased speeds in the Greater Atlanta area. Comcast also chose Atlanta as its first United States market to receive residential internet services with 2-gigabit and 1-gigabit speeds.
After this expansion, Comcast has now initiated almost 8,000 miles of fiber network across the state over the past seven years.