Comcast informed that is adding almost two miles of fiber optics in several places in Illinois. Including Elgin, near the Interstate 90 and Randall Road, the expansion has business purposes, basically to help local enterprises with high speed connections. The company also informed that the average internet speed will be a whooping 10Gb/s, along with a wire range of other Comcast services.
The iniciative for the rest of us are the Wi-Fi hotspots, Comcast announced that they surpassed 7,000 WiFi network in Elgin and S. Elgin, Illinois. This is part of a plan of Nacional Hotspot that only in the Greater Chicago Region adds up to 875,000 and more than 8 Million in all America.
“Proactive investments in our technology infrastructure will help Elgin compete at a regional, national and even international level, as well as help create good jobs and attract new companies that require access to high-speed, high-capacity data networks,” said Elgin Mayor David Kaptain.
“The addition of fiber in Elgin and South Elgin is part of a larger effort by Comcast Business to expand its footprint and reach more businesses that could benefit from increased bandwidth,” said Jay Dirkmaat, regional vice president of Comcast Business. “Increased bandwidth allows businesses to access more and more applications and services in the cloud, accommodate rapidly increasing numbers of employees using mobile devices and exchange large amounts of data.”
Dirkmaat noted that in the Chicago area, Comcast has proactively built or added to its fiber network in downtown Chicago, near O’Hare and Midway airports, along major suburban office corridors.
Source: Comcast Greater Chicago Region