Comcast Completes 10-gig Internet Upgrade in Tuscaloosa

At work on the internet upgrade.

Comcast Business has upgraded its fiber optic network in Tuscaloosa, so it now provides infrastructure “capable of delivering up to 10-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) dedicated internet speeds and ethernet private line services to organizations of all sizes,” the company said today in a news release.

The investment is designed to support emerging technology and data transfer that are critical to modern business. It also provides a backup network that can be invaluable during adverse weather conditions, when power goes out or office are inaccessible, the company says.

“Today’s announcement is a true milestone for the City of Tuscaloosa’s business community and one we’re excited to be part of,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast regional senior vice president.

“Comcast Business serves schools, businesses, hospitals and other organizations that require large amounts of bandwidth, are looking to link multiple locations, or that plan to connect their offices to a third-party data center,” the statement notes, and offers several service options related to the organization’s data needs: point-to-point connectivity; point-to-multipoint connectivity; multipoint-to-multipoint with high bandwidth requirements; and high bandwidth connectivity between customers’ LANs and the public internet.

“Nationally, Comcast Business’s Ethernet services are delivered over an advanced network that spans 149,000 miles and features a 100 Gbps backbone and expanded local footprint through Ethernet over HFC,” the company notes. Bandwidth up to 10 Gbps is available.

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