Comcast Business has been awarded a Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration (GSA). The contract will allow federal, state and local governments direct access to Comcast Business Ethernet services. 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.
Built on an advanced network that is owned, operated and serviced directly by the Company, Comcast Business Ethernet delivers bandwidth levels ranging from 1 Megabit per second (Mbps) up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) over a 100Gbps backbone network. Comcast Business Ethernet enables organizations to upgrade from legacy technologies such as T1 lines, Frame Relay and ATM to improve their wide area network (WAN) performance to address increasing bandwidth requirements for cloud computing, business continuity, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other applications.
Schedule 70 is a long-term Information Technology (IT) contract issued by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to a commercial technology vendor. The award of a Schedule 70 contract means that the GSA has determined that a vendor’s pricing is fair and reasonable and that the vendor complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
The company says that it also has plans to expand service offerings to include the full range of Comcast Business products including voice and TV. No timeline was offered on when that expansion will take place.