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Comcast Business Checks In With Hilton Deal

Comcast Business said it has landed a deal to provide an Ethernet-powered upgrade for the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel, a site that touts 1,919 guest rooms and 130,000 square feet of meeting space.

Via the upgrade, Hilton San Francisco Union Square is getting two Internet circuits of 500 Mbps two dedicated 1Gbps circuits, upgradable to 10Gbps, Comcast said.

The capacities were necessary, they said, to provide the bandwidth needed to support guests’ social activities including streaming video while “meeting industry standards to support up to 6,000 guests online at the same time.”

“One of the essential amenities we offer to our guests is Internet and our goal to support as many users with as much bandwidth at the highest speed possible at any given time is made possible by using Comcast Business’ Ethernet,” said Pejman Parvazi, Area Manager for Information Technology at Hilton Worldwide. “We have been impressed with Comcast’s ability to address our needs and provide the potential to grow while offering reliable support. It is important for us to deliver high quality amenities to our guests.”

“Reliable and efficient solutions are critical to the hotel industry in today’s digital environment,” added Ted Girdner, Vice President of Comcast Business for Comcast’s California Region. “Hilton San Francisco Union Square is providing access to information, and we’re pleased to provide a solution that enhances the hotel experience for all its guests.”

In the second quarter, business services revenues at Comcast rose 20.4%, to $1.2 billion. Comcast said it has achieved a penetrate rate of 25% for small businesses, and is approaching 10% for mid-sized businesses.