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Comcast Debuts 100-Mbps Business Internet In Michigan

Comcast is making 100 Mbps high-speed Internet service available to businesses in the Wolverine State and also is rolling out a voice trunking option to let customers connect their on-premises phone systems.

The MSO is targeting the service at companies that have telco competitors' legacy T1 lines. The 100 Mbps download (10 Mbps upload) tier is up to 60 times faster than download speeds for a 1.5-Mbps T1 line (1.5 Mbps).

The 100 Mbps service will be available this year in communities Comcast Business Class serves, including metropolitan Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Ann Arbor. Several communities across West Michigan will also have 100 Mbps high-speed Internet service available in 2012.

"Internet speeds this fast are a game changer for businesses," Comcast Business Services president Bill Stemper said in a statement. "100 Mbps provides the bandwidth required for an office full of people to access the hosted, cloud-based services that are fueling business productivity, while also reducing costs."

Also now available in Michigan is the Comcast Business Class Trunks service, which provides a connection between a customer's PBX and the Comcast network. Customer can choose between six and 23 voice channels with the trunking feature.