Comcast Business was awarded a Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration (GSA), which enables the company to sell directly to federal, state and local government customers.
The initial Schedule 70 applies to Comcast Business Ethernet services. Comcast currently offers Carrier Ethernet connectivity at rates ranging from 1 Mbps to 10 Gbps. In the future, Comcast plans to expand the Schedule to also include its full voice product suite, as well as its Business Internet and Business TV offerings.
“Our work with federal, state and local government customers has shown us that bandwidth usage in government agencies is rapidly increasing as technology and constituent programs demand it,” said Kevin Carney, executive director of Government, Comcast Business. “Now, federal government agencies can more easily turn to Comcast Business and our Ethernet services for secure, reliable, high-performance connectivity in many regions, including the Washington, D.C. area and other key federal markets.”
- Recently, Comcast Business was named the fastest growing Ethernet provider in the Vertical Systems Group 2013 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD. Comcast Business was also named the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Service Provider of the Year in its 2013 Carrier Ethernet Awards for North America. In addition, the MEF announced last year that Comcast Business was the first service provider in the world to achieve MEF CE 2.0 Certification.