Comcast Business is taking aim at the SMB and enterprise markets in the state of Virginia. Yesterday they announced plans to spend more than $9M over the next year to expand their fiber and Ethernet network reach to as many as 3,000 additional businesses.
First Comcast Business will be launching in the Downtown and Near West End districts in the capitol city of Richmond. Then they'll turn to the Richmond suburb of Glen Allen, north to Fredricksburg, on to the northern Virginia markets of Sterling and Manassas, and out the southwestern areas around Lynchburg, Salem, and Roanoke. They'll be working mostly within their existing cable franchise turf of course. Like all the big cable operators, Comcast Business has been driving very strong growth for its parent company.
Virginia has been hot lately, at least if one goes by the number of network expansion projects that seem to be ongoing. Telefonica's plans to land new cables in Virginia Beach have set up a flurry of building to ensure there is sufficient and diverse backhaul there. But the enterprise market across the state has been attracting attention all on its own, and it seems as if every operator with assets in the state has an aggressive plan of expansion.
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