Comcast Business looks to extend fiber network footprint in Virginia

Nov. 22, 2022
The company says the network will support a range of services for large businesses and small at transmission rates from 1.2 Gbps to 100 Gbps.

Comcast Business says it plans to spend $3 million to expand its fiber network infrastructure in Charlottesville, Chesterfield, Fredericksburg, Reston, Sterling, and Woodbridge, VA, by the end of this year. The company says the network will support a range of services for large businesses and small at transmission rates from 1.2 Gbps to 100 Gbps.

The business services arm of cable MSO Comcast says will extend its reach by more than 250 businesses and organizations, to whom it can market such services as business WiFi, cybersecurity technology, 4G LTE backup, and business TV, as well as site-to-site connectivity.

"Capacity, network performance and security are critical factors in doing business today. With Comcast's latest fiber-rich expansion in Virginia, more local businesses will now have access to additional technology service options that will help them to be more successful and outpace their competition," said Dan Carr, regional vice president of Comcast's Beltway Region. "We're proud to continue to make significant investments across Virginia that increase the availability of our multi-gigabit Ethernet services and help customers meet the demands and capacity needs required of next-generation technology."

"High-speed internet and secure networking services are a must-have to attract businesses," add Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. "The latest investments and network expansions across Virginia are a testament to Comcast Business's commitment to fostering economic development in our local communities."

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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