Comcast Business has expanded its advanced network infrastructure in three southwest suburban Chicago communities: Joliet, Lockport and Tinley Park. The new fiber will reach business areas stretching along West Prologis Parkway and Smith Road in Lockport, Terry Drive and Route 6 in Joliet and 191st Street and South Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park.
With the expansion complete, Comcast can provide the three area’s small, medium and large businesses access to internet speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps)—and up to 100 Gbps on a case-by-case basis, as well as access to a wide range of state-of-the-art Comcast Business services, including ethernet, internet, advanced voice and value-added cloud solutions, and give the company the ability to bring new customers online quickly.
“With more and more employees working at home and e-commerce growing rapidly in the COVID era, fast, reliable connectivity is more important now than ever,” said Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. “Access to some of the fastest internet speeds and most advanced technology services on the market will help area businesses compete regionally and nationally and expand.”
“Comcast’s advanced infrastructure can position businesses for success and contribute to economic growth,” said Jeff Cobb, regional vice president of Comcast Business. “We are proud to partner with these communities and can’t thank Joliet, Lockport and Tinley Park enough for their support throughout the planning and building process.”