Comcast Business Services Lights Up City of West Haven by Connecting City Hall with Public Safety Locations, Schools and

Comcast Business Services Lights Up City of West Haven by Connecting City Hall
             with Public Safety Locations, Schools and Libraries

Ethernet Network Service, High-Speed Internet and Voice Trunks Support 17
Municipal Sites to Improve Communication and Provide Efficient Delivery of
Public Services

PR Newswire

WEST HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 27, 2013

WEST HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Comcast Corporation, a global
media and technology company, today announced that it is providing Business
Class Ethernet and Business Class Trunks to the City of West Haven,
Connecticut. As part of this agreement, Comcast is providing a complete
network solution featuring high-speed Internet access and voice services that
connect City Hall to 17 municipal locations, including West Haven's three
libraries, six firehouses, the high school, beach patrol offices and the
police department. The City's network support vendor, The Business Network
Group, is providing local and wide area design and network integration
services to support this endeavor.

Located in southwestern Connecticut, the City of West Haven has a population
of 55,564 and occupies 10.6 square miles, including nearly four miles of
public access beach, which is the longest stretch in the state. As its
population continued to grow, the municipality became increasingly frustrated
with its existing T1 and DSL lines. The city's libraries were unable to
provide wireless access to their patrons, and the city's existing beach
security camera system was slow in feeding back critical video footage to the
police department.

West Haven issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to find an Internet and
telephone provider that could replace its legacy voice and data connections.
Comcast responded with a comprehensive network solution capable of connecting
all the key municipal offices that was so cost-effective for the original
eight locations that were outlined in the RFP that West Haven opted to add the
six firehouses and three libraries to its contract as well.

"Comcast's network was everywhere we needed it to be, and the local team
worked so closely with us throughout the process that we were able to complete
our entire network cutover in no time," said Alan Olenick, IT manager for the
City of West Haven. "We now have a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure
that is impacting our citizens in numerous ways, from transferring security
footage from our shoreline cameras to the police, to improved Internet access
at our facilities, to enabling City Hall to be more responsive to inquiries –
all of which are dramatically helping to further reinforce the quality of our
public services."

West Haven currently has a combination of 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps Ethernet Network
Service (ENS) connections from Comcast that link City Hall with its 17
municipal locations. The city also now has a 20 Mbps Ethernet Dedicated
Internet (EDI) connection to City Hall, and, in addition to expediting the
transfer of administrative files like team minutes, agendas, permits and
licenses, is also the basis of the municipality's web-based Reverse 911
system. West Haven also is using several Business Class Trunks that are now
helping to create a more customer-friendly environment by automatically
forwarding incoming calls to the appropriate attendant.

"Municipalities are engaged in a constant struggle to deliver key services to
their residents while still being cognizant of costs – but an increasing
number are finding that partnering with a service provider that already has
the technology infrastructure in place can help them do this quickly and
cost-effectively," said Charlie Tzoumas, Comcast's Vice President of Business
Services in Connecticut. "Comcast has invested decades of research and
engineering into building infrastructure to make its advanced network broadly
available to meet the high-speed, high-capacity needs of business, education
and municipal customers around the country, and we are looking forward to
continuing to offer new and innovative services to local governments of all

About Comcast Business Services
Comcast Business Services, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced
communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business
objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7
technical support, Comcast delivers Business Class Internet, TV and Voice
services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.

Launched in 2011, the Comcast Business Class Ethernet suite offers
high-performance point-to-point and multi-point Metro Ethernet services with
the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business
continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications.
Comcast Metro Ethernet services are significantly faster than standard T1
lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps
up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US markets.

For more information, call 866-429-3085 or visit

About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company. Visit for more information.

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Contact: Maria-Christina Kolodziej, Davies Murphy Group, +1-781-418-2424,; or Laura Brubaker Crisco, Comcast,
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