The business unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA, news, filings) took home a trophy win for its Metro Ethernet business this week. The cable giant has been selected to bring big bandwidth to the both the summer and spring homes of the Boston Red Sox. They will be providing connectivity both for historic Fenway Park in Boston and for JetBlue park down in Fort Myers, Florida.
The Red Sox will need the bandwidth to support the needs of everyone at the ballpark. Members of the media need it to send pictures and video, because that's what the media does. The teams and the support staff need it for scouting and player evaluation and such. And of course the fans need it in the form of public Wi-Fi access, since there's nothing that burns bandwidth faster than a few thousand fans with smartphones and tablets these days. Boston's home opener is today, so it'll be getting a workout already.
Comcast formally moved in on the Metro Ethernet sector eleven months ago, and has been moving ahead with its usual deliberation and momentum. This is probably their highest profile win so far, although the total revenue contribution is still surely quite small relative to the rest of their business revenues.Cable · Ethernet · Metro fiber