Comcast has started to roll out its DOCSIS 3.0-based 100 Mbps wideband service to businesses in its Garden State system serving Camden, Cherry Hill and surrounding areas.
With the Garden State system launch, Comcast now offers businesses throughout the Philadelphia market – the city and surrounding suburbs, northern Delaware and all of south Jersey up through Trenton – the 100 Mbps tier, which features up to 10 Mbps on the upstream.
“With this next-generation service, our business-class customers’ online experience is significantly enhanced,” said Michael Maloney, vice president of business services for Comcast’s Freedom Region. “This new offering, which utilizes our existing, advanced fiber-optic network, will enable customers to operate their businesses more effectively than ever.”
The 100 Mbps tier is available to Comcast’s business-class customers for $369.95 per month and includes Microsoft Communication Services, which Comcast said was valued at more than $500, and a productivity suite that combines Windows SharePoint and Microsoft Outlook e-mail powered by Microsoft Exchange Server for no additional fee.
Comcast has previously said it is using cable modem termination systems from Arris and customer premises equipment from SMC Networks for its 100 Mbps tier that bonds four downstream channels.
On yesterday’s fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call, Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said the company had DOCSIS 3.0 launched in more than 85 percent of its nationwide footprint.