Posted by: Ashley LePard - February, 7th 2017 @ 03:30 pm

SPRINGFIELD, IL (January 26, 2017) - Comcast Business today announced it is now offering  DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service to business customers in Central Illinois.  “Business Internet 1 Gig” and “Business Internet 500” speed tiers are now available to thousands of business customers in the Comcast service area using the company’s existing network, without costly and disruptive construction of new network facilities.


For small and mid-sized businesses in buildings already served by Comcast, upgrading to Business Internet 1 Gig or Business Internet 500 is as simple as calling Comcast or visiting  to change their service, and ordering a new modem. Gigabit service over DOCSIS 3.1 benefits many industries ranging from retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality to education and government.


With the addition of Business Internet 1 Gig and Business Internet 500, Comcast has the potential to deploy gigabit service more widely across its network and reach more customers. The new tiers of service complement existing gigabit and  multi-gigabit options already available to Comcast Business customers, including Comcast Business Ethernet, which the company launched and has been expanding nationally since 2011. Those services can support speeds of 100 gigabits per second over fiber.


“Comcast Business is now uniquely able to provide 1 Gig speeds across its entire Central Illinois footprint, regardless of the neighborhood or community the business is located in,” said Jay Dirkmaat, vice president of Comcast Business for the company’s Greater Chicago Region. “Businesses have a variety of needs and budgets, and this new service provides yet another option for customers who depend on technology and want faster Internet speeds to help their businesses thrive and grow.”


In addition to the Chicago area and Central Illinois, Comcast Business also launched Business Internet 1 Gig and Business Internet 500 in the Atlanta, Detroit and Nashville markets this week and has additional plans to launch in the majority of its service areas throughout 2017 and into 2018. Pricing for the services varies based on a business’s location or number of locations to be served and the services to which the business currently subscribes, and customers can contact their local Comcast salesperson or agent/partner for more information. 


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Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.  Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company.  Visit for more information.


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