Comcast Corp. on Monday introduced Metro Ethernet services as part of a strategy to expand its portfolio of business services to meet the requirements of larger customers.
The Metro Ethernet services are targeted at midsized businesses between 20 and 500 employees and geared for customers with multiple locations and high bandwidth needs.
Philadelphia-based Comcast said the services are available over the company’s fiber-based IP network in more than 20 major U.S. markets, and the company plans to expand into additional markets “in the months ahead."
Comcast said it offers three different classes of service and delivers bandwidth from 1 Mbps up to 10 Gbps. Bandwidth can be remotely scaled in increments of 1 Mbps, 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps.
“Metro Ethernet is quickly overtaking T1 and other legacy services as the preferred technology for business communications," said Bill Stemper, president of Comcast Business Services. “Just as broadband supplanted dial-up in consumers’ homes, our new Metro Ethernet services are designed to help businesses compete and win using our fast and scalable digital platform."
The Metro Ethernet services are available in the following markets: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Harrisburg, Pa.; Hartford; Houston; Indianapolis; Jacksonville; Miami; Nashville; State of New Jersey; Oakland; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Portland; Sacramento; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; San Jose; Seattle; Washington, D.C., and western New England.