Comcast makes broadband push into Innovation District
Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Comcast are announcing an expansion of the telecommunications company’s advanced fiber network into Boston’s Innovation District.
“Increasing the availability of competitive, affordable broadband services across the Innovation District is a crucial objective,” Menino said in a statement. “We are witnessing tremendous growth in the district and broadband is a critical element to the creative business models that are being developed. We appreciate Comcast’s responding to our call for more and better service in the area.”
Now, pending permission from property owners to allow Comcast access to their buildings, dozens of Innovation District businesses from Fort Point Channel to the Marine Industrial Park will have access to Comcast’s full suite of business offerings.
“Comcast is thrilled to be a part of this exciting and rapidly growing part of the City of Boston,” said Steve Hackley, senior vice president of Comcast’s Greater Boston region.
Comcast already provides broadband services to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Fan Pier, the World Trade Center, the Seaport Hotel and the restaurants at Liberty Wharf, among other businesses and residential buildings.