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Comcast Embarks On Largest Fiber Expansion in Pennsylvania

The new network will give CenterPoint and Trade Park in South Pennsylvania Internet speeds of up to 10 Gigabits-per-second.

by Denise Allabaugh, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. / October 30, 2015

(TNS) -- Comcast officials announced Thursday that the business has expanded its fiber network throughout CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park in Pittston and Jenkins townships.

They would not say how much was spent on the investment, but they said it was seven figures and the largest fiber expansion of its kind in the region.

“What I can say is it’s significant,” Dave Dombroski, regional vice president of business services for Comcast, said after a press conference this morning at the Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania building.

Through the investment, all current and prospective tenants in CenterPoint East and West have immediate access to up to 10 Gigabits-per-second of services that will help companies in the park take advantage of the latest technology.

“To build to a park this size and actually to run the fiber clear into the buildings, it’s a significant investment and it’s the largest ever undertaken in the state of Pennsylvania,” Dombroski said. “We provide very large capacity Internet, the largest in the area. Larger international companies and large data consumption companies can take advantage of that.”

Comcast has at least five tenants in the park that have connected to the network, Dombroski said. Some have transferred from other carriers and some are new to Comcast, he said.

When new buildings are constructed, Dombroski said all Comcast would need to do is put fiber through them.

“We could do that very quickly, in a matter of days,” he said.

©2015 The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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