Comcast expands its network in Aberdeen, Washington

09 September 2016 |


Comcast has announced the expansion of its high-performance network to the city of Aberdeen, Washington, as part of a project to help the most disadvantaged cities of the US.

The Comcast Business expansion, which will provide bandwidth of up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) starts on Port Industrial Road and extends to 1st Street, touching more than 30 buildings and affecting about three dozen businesses in the footprint. The project, which takes place in a square half-mile light industrial area, contains about 1.2 miles of roadway.

The expansion cost only $60,000 but affects a wide range of industrial companies in the area, including fueling, trucking, steel, manufacturing, and electrical organisations. Given the number of US cities suffering from urban blight Comcast sees this as a small but important milestone. 

“I applaud Comcast Business for investing in our area and expanding their services in Aberdeen, and thank them for their commitment to our community and economy,” said Mayor of Aberdeen Erik Larson. “This investment will help grow our local economy by providing more businesses with access to a reliable, high-capacity network, which is an increasing necessity for businesses in the 21st century. Because of Comcast’s commitment to this community, we are confident that our Internet, data and voice needs will be met now and for many years to come.”

 “In the past, we’ve seen cities at an economic disadvantage struggle to find resources to help their local businesses be successful,” said Matt Fassnacht, vice president of Comcast Business for Washington. “We are proud to invest in cities like Aberdeen and to provide network-based services that local businesses need to help them use the latest technology and flourish.”

Services offered include: Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line, Ethernet Network Service and Ethernet Dedicated Internet.

For those of you interested in local trivia Comcast points out that Aberdeen, Washington is better known as the birthplace of Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain.