Technology is helping Oak Brook Commons redefine suburban mixed-use development
December 13, 2022 – Comcast announced today that the company has extended its advanced network infrastructure to Oak Brook Commons (OBC), a $500 million mixed-use development in Oak Brook, IL, in the heart of Chicago’s Western suburbs. OBC will include luxury residential, hotel and office space, several restaurants and a park, all adjacent to Oakbrook Center, one of the region’s largest retail destinations.
Comcast Business offers businesses in OBC its full suite of services, including Internet speeds up to 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps), Ethernet, Advanced Voice, Comcast Business Mobile and a variety of cloud services. Additional services that will be available include: Secure Network Solutions, which provides integrated enterprise-grade network security solutions within a single platform, Connection Pro, an automatic 4G LTE backup connection to keep businesses running; and WiFi Pro, a mobile-friendly tool that allows businesses to manage customer- and internal-facing networks. Having the network in place in the development will allow Comcast Business to connect new customers quickly.
Xfinity Communities, the multifamily division of Comcast, provides high-speed Internet service at Oak Brook’s first luxury rental residential building, the 17-story, 250-unit One Oak Brook Commons, along with the Xfinity Flex 4K streaming device, which includes a free Premium Tier level subscription to Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. Flex integrates several other major streaming platforms, from Netflix and Amazon Prime to HBO Max, as well as numerous other lifestyle and entertainment apps.
“State-of-the-art connectivity and technology are helping to shape suburban mixed-use developments,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President. “We’re excited to bring OBC online and help play a role in its success.”
“Access to leading connectivity and telecommunications services helps Oak Brook businesses compete, grow and attract and retain employees,” said David Carlin, President and CEO of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce. “We’re pleased that Comcast continues to invest in Oak Brook.”
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About Xfinity Communities
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About Comcast Business
Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services.