Comcast’s Dixon, IL, Network Expansion Brings Fiber to Major Industrial Area, Host of Local Businesses

Expansion increases access to Ethernet, Internet, Advanced Voice and Cloud Services

August 11, 2017 – Comcast Business announced today the addition of two miles of advanced network in Dixon, IL – enough to reach nearly 20 businesses clustered in an industrial area around the intersection of S. Galena Ave. (Route 26) and  Progress Dr.  Now that the buildout is complete, Comcast will be able to expand access to its high-speed Internet, advanced voice and cloud-based services to even more businesses in Dixon.

“Bringing Comcast’s fiber to the doorsteps of even more Dixon businesses will help them compete with businesses inside the region and across the country,” said Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano, Jr.  “In addition, access to this kind of Internet service speed will give Dixon businesses the ability to employ the latest technologies – technologies that will help them better serve their customers and expand.”

Comcast Business’s network expansion will give small, medium and large businesses in the area 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.

“Our 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 with business partners,” said Jay Dirkmaat, regional vice president of Comcast Business.  “Comcast already has an extensive coaxial and fiber network in Illinois, and we’ve been expanding it significantly through strategic proactive investments designed to help spur economic growth in emerging and growing business corridors.”

In addition to the new fiber, Comcast offers a service that provides 1 Gbps download speeds to homes and businesses over the company’s existing network lines, which launched in Illinois – including Dixon – in August 2016.

The extent of Comcast’s network in Dixon and other locations also has made it possible for the company to build the largest WiFi network in the nation.  Xfinity WiFi includes 17 million WiFi hot spots in locations across the country, with more than 1.6 million in Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (which includes Dixon and other areas of Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan).  Comcast has placed hotspots in or adjacent to locations ranging from restaurants, retail stores, salons and doctors’ offices to parks and universities, according to Dirkmaat.

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/2wXCYi2.

With more than 7,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (http://comca.st/2wXnTxa) 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.



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