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1776 Partners With Comcast Business to Revolutionize the Washington, D.C. Startup Community



  1776 Partners With Comcast Business to Revolutionize the Washington, D.C.
                              Startup Community

Exclusive Access to Scalable, High-Performance Ethernet, Internet, VoiceEdge
and TV Services Will Help Propel Startups Forward

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast
Cable, the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to
business and residential customers, today announced that 1776 has selected
Comcast Business as its exclusive network services partner for the 1776
Campus, an incubation space and events venue for emerging startups located in
the heart of Washington, D.C. With this agreement, all tenants of this
fast-growing business incubator will have access to scalable, high-performance
Ethernet, Internet, Business VoiceEdge™ and TV services from Comcast to
complement their equally fast-paced business demands.

Located just blocks away from the White House, the 1776 Campus provides 15,000
square feet of co-working space to startup organizations involved in the
education, energy, health care and government industries. Officially opened in
April 2013, the Campus offers its members a collaborative working environment
while also connecting them with various political, intellectual, social and
financial organizations through networking events, educational programs, and
investment opportunities that can help assist them in achieving their business
objectives.

"1776 has already received over 300 membership applications from companies
around the U.S. and internationally, and the advanced technology
infrastructure that we're able to provide to our members via Comcast is a
large part of what makes our property so appealing to these fast-growing
start-ups," said Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776. "Businesses need access to
scalable high-performance network services that give them room to grow while
still being flexible enough to conform to their specific needs. Comcast
Business will provide our 213 confirmed members at more than 115 companies
with the connectivity they need to continue doing what they do best –
innovating."

As part of this arrangement, all 1776 members will have access to Comcast's
next-generation network services via both Business Class Internet and an
Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection that can easily scale up to 10 Gigabit
per second (Gbps) of speed. Members will also be able to purchase Business TV
from Comcast, along with Business VoiceEdge and Business Class Voice services,
which are all backed by 24/7 customer support and a dedicated local account
team.

"Part of what makes us such a great fit for fast-growing organizations is that
we're able to quickly accommodate their needs, whether that means turning up
service capacity as they experience growth, or providing local support
whenever it's needed," said Peter Marsh, regional vice president for Comcast
Business. "Uptime and network reliability are essential for businesses –
especially those on the cutting edge of innovation like the members of 1776 –
and providing them with the connectivity they need to help keep their
industries moving forward is critically important to us."

About 1776
1776 is a platform to reinvent America by connecting the hottest startups from
around the world with the assets of the most powerful city on Earth. In the
heart of Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the White House, 1776 is
where startups tackling major national challenges in education, energy, health
care, government, and all other highly regulated industries can engage to
build the future of our economy. For more information, visit
http://1776dc.com/.

About Comcast Business
Comcast Business, 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 Internet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective,
simplified communications management.

The Comcast Business Ethernet suite offers high-performance point-to-point and
multi-point Ethernet services with the capacity to deliver cloud computing,
software-as-a-service, business continuity/disaster recovery and other
bandwidth-intensive applications. Comcast 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
http://business.comcast.com/enterprise. 

Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at
http://business.comcast.com/social.

About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to businesses and residential customers. 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 www.comcastcorporation.com for more
information.

SOURCE Comcast

Website: http://www.comcastcorporation.com
Contact: Media, Aimee Metrick, Comcast, 301.836.9314,
Aimee_Metrick@cable.comcast.com; Maria-Christina Kolodziej, Davies Murphy
Group, 781.418.2424, mckolodziej@daviesmurphy.com; Lisa Throckmorton,
SpeakerBox Communications/1776, 703.287.7803, lthrockmorton@speakerboxpr.com
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