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Comcast Releases 2011 State of Communications Services in Commercial Real Estate Survey

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September 27, 2011

Comcast Releases 2011 State of Communications Services in Commercial Real Estate Survey

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Comcast (News - Alert) Corporation has announced the results of its 2011 State of Communications Services in Commercial Real Estate Survey.

Polling nearly 500 building owners and property managers responsible for a wide array of different types of properties across the U.S., including high rise commercial office buildings, suburban office parks, healthcare facilities, government buildings, and educational institutions, the 2011 State of Communications Services in Commercial Real Estate Survey was conducted in August 2011.

The online questionnaire asked members of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) about their opinions regarding advanced communications services, the company stated in a press release.

“Companies are realizing that a scalable, reliable wide area network connection is critical to the success of their business, which is precisely why access to multiple fiber network connections is a top priority,” said Terry Connell, senior vice president for Comcast Business Services. “From high rises in cities to suburban office parks, Comcast Business Class is already in 20 of the top 25 markets in the U.S., and we continue to actively build out our all-fiber network.”

When choosing office locations, access to advanced communications services has surpassed on-site gyms, cafeterias and other building amenities as a top priority for tenants, respondents confirmed. In fact, 90 percent of respondents say that access to advanced communications ranked as top on the list only after price, parking and location, the company stated.

Recently, the company revealed a major expansion of its Comcast Business Class Solutions Provider Program with Metro Ethernet services. The company announced the addition of new partners and better ways for mid-sized businesses to access fast, reliable and cost-effective Ethernet services.

The communications provider has added new solution provider partners with their own direct sales teams, in order to bring Metro Ethernet solutions to mid-sized businesses looking to increase productivity and lower costs through a high-performance network.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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