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Comcast Makes Another Fiber Connection

Comcast said Xfinity Communities (opens in new tab), its service program tailored for apartment buildings, healthcare facilities, and certain single-family home communities, has landed its first project in Connecticut – with Centerplans’ College & Crown project in New Haven.

College & Crown, located in the city’s primary business district near Yale University, is comprised of 160 apartments (from studios to two-bedroom units), plus 20,000 square feet of retail space.

The MSO’s “Advanced Communities Network” delivers gigabit speeds via a fiber-based platform, but will also support DOCSIS 3.1, an emerging multi-gigabit platform for HDC networks, when the technology is available.  All Xfinity Communities solutions “provide a path” for gigabit speeds.

In addition to high-speed Internet, Xfinity Communities also provides property owners with the option to offer video service (including the MSO’s new X1 platform) and WiFi access in common areas.

“Whether it’s gigabit speeds, Xfinity’s one-of-a-kind X1, digital voice or cutting-edge home security and automation, Xfinity Communities can deliver property owners with best-in-class service,” said Michael Parker, vice president of Comcast’s Western New England Region, in a statement. “For large properties like College & Crown, we can customize delivery using the infrastructure technology that best suits the owner’s and tenants’ needs.”