Expansion increases access to state-of-the-art telecommunications services, helps accelerate growth of area businesses and attract new ones
September 28, 2021 – The Village of Huntley and Comcast Business today announced the addition of more than three miles of fiber and other advanced network infrastructure along Illinois Route 47 and Jim Dhamer Drive in the Huntley Corporate Park, a 240-acre business park located alongside Interstate 90.
With the expansion complete, Comcast Business can provide customers in the Park access to Internet speeds of up to 100 Gbps, along with a wide range of commercial services, including Ethernet, Internet, Advanced Voice and cloud services. In addition, with the network in place, Comcast Business can get new customers online quickly.
“Huntley is one of the fastest growing communities in Illinois. Our location along I-90 between Chicago, O’Hare International Airport and Rockford attracts major companies that serve the region,” said Mayor Tim Hoeft, Village of Huntley. “Comcast’s investment in Huntley’s technology infrastructure is crucial to our ability to continue to attract new companies and grow our economy.”
“Comcast already has more than 68,000 miles of network in the region. We continually expand our reach through strategic proactive investments designed to help spur economic growth in business corridors, like the Huntley Corporate Park,” said Sean McCarthy, Comcast’s Regional Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives. “We’re proud to partner with the village – not only as a business partner, but as an economic development partner.”
Additional advanced Comcast Business services available to businesses in the park as a result of the network expansion include:
- ActiveCore SDN, a software-defined networking (SDN) platform providing businesses intelligent, centralized control for their networks via software applications like Managed Router and SD-WAN.
- Cybersecurity Services, reducing vulnerability to denial of service (DDoS) attacks and helping protect business infrastructure with managed security solutions; and
- Comcast Business VoiceEdge, a fully managed, scalable cloud-based voice system providing unified communications (UC) tools that can improve communication, enhance collaboration and help businesses increase productivity.
Comcast has spent nearly $30 billion in the last decade building an expansive fiber-dense network across the company’s service footprint. Comcast has invested $1.4 billion in technology and infrastructure in Illinois alone in the last three years. These investments have allowed Comcast to offer an array of state-of-the-art telecommunications services, including an Internet service with download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps to all homes and businesses its network passes locally in Huntley and northern Illinois and nationally. The company also offers Gigabit Pro, a 2 Gbps fiber-based residential broadband service.
In addition, the extent of Comcast’s network has made it possible for the company to offer the largest WiFi network locally and in the nation. Xfinity WiFi includes more than 20 million WiFi hotspots in locations across the country and around 2 million in the region. Comcast has placed hotspots in or adjacent to locations ranging from restaurants, retail stores, salons and doctors’ offices to parks and universities, according to McCarthy.
About the Village of Huntley
Huntley, a northwest suburban Illinois community of approximately 28,000 residents, is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstate 90 and Illinois Route 47. Big name companies, mid-sized enterprises and independent entrepreneurs alike find value in Huntley. Huntley offers a home for businesses and residents seeking a superior location and a comfortable way of life. Huntley is among a handful of Illinois communities continuing to experience population growth as residents are attracted to the town known as the “Friendly Village with Country Charm.” Close enough to big city amenities and attractions – but just far enough away, with available sites and convenient access to roadways, skyways and fresh air. Those who know, think HuntleyFirst.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business offers a suite of Connectivity, Communications, Networking, Cybersecurity, Wireless, and Managed Solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services.
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