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Comcast expands its fiber optic-based network in Manassas to 1 Gbps

Comcast Business has announced a $1 million plus investment in the expansion of its fiber optic-based network in Manassas. This will reach more than 400 additional businesses and directly benefit hundreds more by making the network more accessible. The expanded service is “capable of delivering up to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of network capacity,” according to the Comcast news release.

The fiber optic Ethernet network expansion supports advanced services and gives Comcast Business the ability to give new customers, ranging from small and medium-sized organizations to large enterprises, quick access to its network.

Comcast Business network already serves many of Manassas’ largest companies and hundreds of businesses. This expansion has deployed additional miles of new fiber in Manassas bringing high-performance Ethernet, Internet and advanced voice solutions to more businesses and organizations, the news release stated.

“As demand for our high-performance Ethernet offerings continues to soar, we’re proud to bring our advanced network deeper into Manassas to help the economic growth of the city and region,” Mary McLaughlin, regional senior vice president for Comcast, was quoted as saying in the news release. 

The Ethernet extensions, which are both aerial and underground, include buildouts in key areas south of the Manassas National Battlefield and Interstate 66, connecting hundreds of business along Balls Ford Road, Sudley Road/Route 28, Sudley Manor Drive, Battlefield Parkway, Liberia Avenue, Hastings Drive and Manassas Regional Airport.

“Access to a high-speed network is key to remaining competitive, attracting new businesses and supporting our residents,” Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish II. was quoted as saying in the news release.

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