BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company, today announced that its Ethernet services will be available in the coming weeks across six communities in Chittenden County, Vermont. Targeted for businesses with more than 20 employees, these services provide access to the company's next-generation fiber network and speeds up to 10 Gbps, and offer a better choice for businesses, schools, hospitals and other organizations requiring more bandwidth or the need to connect multiple locations.
As the most populated county in Vermont, the Chittenden County area has formed a thriving business community that is only expected to grow and strengthen over time as companies are started, expanded or relocated there. These six towns in northwest Vermont feature a large number of the state's businesses, ranging from world famous snowboard manufacturers to global high technology companies and others that would benefit from reliable, high-capacity Ethernet services. Comcast made significant investments to extend its fiber network and expand the availability of its Ethernet services in these communities in an effort to support local businesses and to provide office parks and industrial centers with an additional choice for their tenants for Internet access and network connectivity.
"A key to attracting businesses and jobs to Vermont is ensuring we have world-class broadband connectivity to match our world-class quality of life," said Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin . "Comcast's expansion of its fiber network and new Ethernet services in Chittenden County represents just the sort of private investment, by multiple companies in areas throughout our state, which is bringing Vermont the quality Internet services we need to spur economic development. I very much appreciate Comcast's continued focus on improving and expanding its service in Vermont."