Expansion follows network investment of more than $1.4 billion in Illinois over the last three years, drives economic growth in the region
August 30, 2023– Comcast today announced the completion of a project to extend its advanced network infrastructure in Peru, IL, making Comcast Business’ secure, high-speed Internet and advanced telecommunication services available to businesses in the industrial area north of Interstate 80 and west of Plank Road along Industrial Drive.
With the extension complete, businesses in the industrial area now have access to Comcast Business’s 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 available include: Connection Pro, an automatic 4G LTE backup connection to keep businesses running; SecurityEdge, a cloud-based cybersecurity solution for businesses that protects connected devices; and WiFi Pro, a mobile-friendly tool that allows businesses to manage customer- and internal-facing networks. Having the network in place in the area will allow Comcast Business to connect new customers quickly.
Comcast is committed to economic development in Peru and LaSalle County
“The availability of this level of connectivity is a game-changer for businesses in the industrial area along West Plank Road and Industrial Drive,” said Bill Zens, Executive Director, Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce. “This will help the region attract and retain new businesses and help existing businesses in the area compete regionally, nationally and even internationally.”
“With thousands of miles of fiber-rich network infrastructure in this region alone, Comcast connects thousands of homes and businesses in Peru, LaSalle and other parts of LaSalle County,” said Sean McCarthy, Comcast’s Regional Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives. “We believe our role is greater than that of a service provider; we’re really an economic development partner.”
Overall, Comcast has invested more than $20 billion in the last five years to grow and evolve its expansive fiber-rich network across the company’s service footprint nationwide, investing more than $1.4 billion in its network in Illinois in the last three years alone. Comcast has more than 70,000 miles of network infrastructure in the region, which includes around 2 million WiFi hotspots. Comcast offers residential Internet speeds up to 1.2 Gbps across its service footprint in LaSalle County and nationally, regardless of zip code, and speeds up to 10 Gbps to homes in many locations.
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.
For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.
About Comcast Greater Chicago Region
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