The Need for Scalable Tech a Boon for Comcast Business
Staked to a backbone of best-in-class Internet, Ethernet, Voice and Video services, all backed by 24/7 support, Comcast Business "has had a summer of scores," writes Monta Monaco Hernon in a July 23 piece for the Broadband Technology Report. Hernon cites Comcast Business’s partnership with Supercuts to power Internet, Wi-Fi, voice and video for 33 franchises around Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, along with an earlier agreement with Choice Hotels International, announced July 9, in which Comcast Business was selected as its preferred vendor for more than 5,000 franchise properties across 11 brands in the U.S., including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Hotels.
Most recently, Comcast Business added to its summer momentum in a July 23 deal with Elder Construction, who laid a foundation for future expansion by adopting Comcast Business’s high-speed internet and cloud-based services to scale its communications and business needs.
"With all of our data and applications housed in the cloud, we can’t afford to deal with an unreliable Internet connection," said Chris Elder, vice president of Elder Construction, which will leverage Comcast Business for projects across a wide variety of industries, including dental, education, healthcare, government, retail, hospitality and entertainment, among others.
This influx of new, high-profile clients wouldn’t have been possible without Comcast Business’ continued innovation across verticals, allowing dynamic businesses of all sizes a chance to scale and adapt as new technologies emerge.
Comcast Business took a huge step forward in this regard when it launched the nation’s first wireless gateway service built specifically for a commercial environment. The Business Wireless Gateway, announced June 3, allows entrepreneurs to assign one private wireless signal for their back-office needs and a separate public signal (Xfinity WiFi) for customers or visitors, creating a simple and secure solution for businesses of all kinds that want to take advantage of the many benefits of Wi-Fi. The new Gateway came to market as a direct response to the customers’ changing needs.
"We are making the Business Wireless Gateway available nationwide because research has proven time and again that Wi-Fi is a game changer for brick and mortar based small businesses," said John Guillaume, vice president of Product Development, Comcast Business. "Many different types of customers – coffee shops, law firms, real estate offices, gyms, libraries and more – want to attract and retain visitors to their location and give employees the tools they need to be more productive. Wi-Fi can be critical on both fronts, and this device can help make that easy to manage."
This summer also marked the first "Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs" program, recognizing six entrepreneurs who make customer and employee experiences better through technology, while reinforcing Comcast Business’s dedication to entrepreneurialism and businesses, both big and small.