Expansion increases access to Ethernet, Internet, Advanced Voice and Cloud Services in area
Comcast Business announced today that it has expanded its advanced network to reach more businesses in Gilberts, IL, in an area along East Higgins Road and Center Drive.
“More fiber in Gilberts will help local businesses expand, better serve customers and compete with businesses in other northwest Chicago suburbs, as well as industrial corridors outside the metropolitan area,” said Rick Zirk, Mayor of the Village of Gilberts. “Additional fiber also will help us attract new businesses, and could serve as a catalyst for job growth.”
Comcast Business’s network expansion will give small, medium and large businesses wider access to Internet speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) – and up to 100 Gbps on a case-by-case basis – along with a wide range of services, including Ethernet, Internet, Advanced Voice and value-added cloud services. In addition, with the fiber in place already as a result of the network expansion, Comcast can bring new customers online more quickly.
“Comcast’s network provides increased bandwidth and that means more businesses can do more with their IT resources, like access more applications and services in the cloud, accommodate rapidly increasing numbers of employees in the field using mobile devices and exchange large amounts of data,” said Jay Dirkmaat, regional vice president of Comcast Business. “Comcast already has an extensive coaxial and fiber network in the Chicago area, and we’ve been expanding it significantly through strategic proactive investments designed to help spur economic growth in established, emerging and growing business corridors.”
This latest project follows network expansions that Comcast has completed in the last few years in locations across the Chicago area. Comcast has built fiber to diverse areas across the Chicago area, including: along Interstate 88 in Chicago’s west suburbs and Interstate 90 in Chicago’s northwest suburbs; Morris, IL; Elgin and South Elgin, IL; and in Chicago’s Back of the Yards and Bridgeport neighborhoods; the Peterson Pulaski Business and Industrial Park; near O’Hare and Midway airports, and a host of other locations.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a next-generation network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV and a full portfolio of Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management. For more information, call (866) 429-3085. Follow Comcast Business on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://comca.st/2thIr1x.
With more than 7,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (http://chicago.comcast.com) serves customers in central and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. “Like” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Facebook by visiting @Comcast. “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastIllinois.