Comcast Business drops $28M on network upgrades in 4 states

Comcast Business revealed a two-year $28 million project to expand its network across four Mid-Atlantic states is well underway, touting it as part of an effort to bring 100-gig service to thousands of additional enterprises in the region.

The operator said work is focused on deploying new and densifying existing fiber across parts of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. Approximately $13 million was already invested in the extensions in 2020, with an additional $15 million set to be spent this year to deliver service to a total of nearly 7,000 new businesses.

Ed Rowan, senior director of Comcast Business Sales Operations in the Beltway Region, said in a statement the investments “will help foster economic development, transform our local communities and better meet next-generation capacity needs across the region."

Products on offer to newly covered organizations include 1 Gbps broadband for small and medium-sized businesses, 100 Gbps for large enterprises, business Wi-Fi, cybersecurity offerings, 4G LTE backup and business TV.

Completed and planned deployments span Georgetown, Ocean View, Rehoboth Beach and Smyrna, Delaware; the Eastern Shore, Frederick and Montgomery County, Maryland; Ashburn, Dulles, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Leesburg, Lynchburg, Richmond, Tysons Corner and Warrenton, Virginia; and Huntington and Martinsburg, West Virginia.

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Its work in the four states adds to expansions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey the operator announced late last month. At the time, Comcast Business said it expected to spend a total of $26 million across 2020 and 2021 on fiber rollouts in greater Philadelphia and several New Jersey towns.