Cable Technology Feature Article
Boston Celtics Sign Ethernet Deal with Comcast
By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer
Comcast (News - Alert) is a company that people rely on when it comes to their Internet and cable needs. The company is considered one of the biggest providers in the country and that also means that it can bill itself as one of the most reliable. While the average user is certainly one that will turn to Comcast on many occasions, businesses are starting to see some real benefits to its business class Ethernet connections. The Boston Celtics recently chose the cable giant to provide multi-site Ethernet connections and Business Class PRI Trunks for the team’s data and voice communications.
Comcast prides itself on being able to shape its offerings to any company that might come calling, and signing up with an NBA team seems to underline that ability quite well. The Celtics will be using Comcast services in order to download and transfer video files that are considered large and therefore bandwidth intensive. The voice and data services will work to better allow quick and efficient communication between the NBA team’s administrative offices, located in the heart of Boston and their practice facility that is located in Waltham, Massachusetts.
"Thanks to Comcast, we have integrated our phone systems, as well as our networks. We need to quickly process a great deal of game video on a daily basis, sometimes from as many as fourteen different games from the prior evening, which requires a significant amount of bandwidth," said Jay Wessel, VP of Technology, Boston Celtics.
"With up to 100 Megabit per second downloads between our two facilities, video files can move quickly between our sites, as well as other player-, game- or event-related information that needs to be handled in real-time."
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Edited by Brooke Neuman