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Comcast Business Expands Fiber Optic Network in Northwest Suburban Hanover Park, IL

Expansion increases access to Ethernet, Internet, Voice and Cloud Services, will help accelerate growth of existing area businesses and attract new ones…

Comcast announced today that it has proactively added fiber in the Turnberry Lakes Business Center in Hanover Park, IL, in an area bordered by Illinois Route 390 on the northwest, Route 20 on the southwest and Gary Avenue on the east.

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This proactive infrastructure investment will give 15 small- and medium-sized businesses in the park access to Internet speeds of up to 10 Gbps, along with a wide range of Comcast Business services, including Ethernet, Internet, Voice and value-added cloud services.  Having the fiber so close also will allow Comcast to install new customers more quickly and reduces or even eliminates start-up costs.

The investment Comcast is making in Hanover Park and other locations in Chicago and suburbs is in response to strong demand for its Comcast Business offerings.  It also aligns with efforts many communities are making to expand their local telecommunications and information technology infrastructure.

“The addition of state-of-the-art technology infrastructure will help Hanover Park attract

Rodney S Craig
Rodney S. Craig, Mayor, Village of Hanover Park, IL

and retain businesses and compete more effectively with other communities and business corridors,” said Rodney S. Craig, Mayor, Village of Hanover Park.  “Comcast’s investment in Hanover Park has the potential to help businesses grow and create more jobs.”

“Comcast’s investment in our technology backbone will help Hanover Park appeal to new businesses that depend on high-speed, high-capacity data networks, and other advanced IT services,” said Shubhra Govind, Community and Economic Development Director, Village of Hanover Park.

“Comcast’s proactive builds and other efforts to expand our network and increase capacity have helped us reach more and more businesses,” said Jay Dirkmaat, regional vice president of Comcast Business. “Fiber means increased bandwidth – and increased bandwidth allows businesses to access more and 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.”

Over the last 20 years, Comcast has invested on average $300 million annually in its network and has built about 11,000 miles of fiber across its Greater Chicago Region.  As part of this investment, Comcast has been adding fiber to reach city and suburban business and industrial corridors and employment hubs.  Comcast has built fiber to diverse areas in the region, including Chicago’s Back of the Yards and Bridgeport neighborhoods; the Peterson Pulaski Business and Industrial Park; near O’Hare and Midway airports; Interstate 88 in Chicago’s west suburbs and Interstate 90 in Chicago’s northwest suburbs; Morris, IL; and Elgin and South Elgin, IL, among others.  The company expects to announce additional projects this year.

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://business.comcast.com/social.

With nearly 7,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (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 of Illinois, NW Indiana and SW Michigan.  “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastILLINOIS.


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