Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:00 AM


Comcast is giving businesses in the Greater Nashville area the chance to get faster internet without having to have wires put in the ground.

Starting today, businesses in Comcast Business' service area in Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties can get what's being called "Business Internet 1 Gig" or "Business Internet 500" through a modem — rather than going through a construction process.

The new service is launching in Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit as well. The selected cities are really significant markets for the company, said Alex Horwitz, vice president for public relations for Comcast. Atlanta and Nashville were the first two markets to get 2-gigabit and 1-gigabit residential service last year.

Just as with families, the proliferation of Wi-Fi-enabled devices means businesses need additional bandwidth. The new service, called DOCSIS 3.1 like the residential service, will give businesses, particularly small and medium-sized firms, more options for implementing cloud-based services, said Matt Davis, program director for research firm IDC.


Businesses consider internet accessibility when making a move so having the option of a modem may give flexibility to companies looking to move or expand.

"Businesses throughout the Nashville region — both small and large — depend on advanced telecommunications systems in order to adapt to shifting demands," ...

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