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1776 Partners With Comcast Business To Revolutionize The Washington, D.C. Startup Community

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to business and residential customers, today announced that 1776 has selected Comcast Business as its exclusive network services partner for the 1776 Campus, an incubation space and events venue for emerging startups located in the heart of Washington, D.C. With this agreement, all tenants of this fast-growing business incubator will have access to scalable, high-performance Ethernet, Internet, Business VoiceEdge™ and TV services from Comcast to complement their equally fast-paced business demands.

Located just blocks away from the White House, the 1776 Campus provides 15,000 square feet of co-working space to startup organizations involved in the education, energy, health care and government industries. Officially opened in April 2013, the Campus offers its members a collaborative working environment while also connecting them with various political, intellectual, social and financial organizations through networking events, educational programs, and investment opportunities that can help assist them in achieving their business objectives.

"1776 has already received over 300 membership applications from companies around the U.S. and internationally, and the advanced technology infrastructure that we're able to provide to our members via Comcast is a large part of what makes our property so appealing to these fast-growing start-ups," said Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776. "Businesses need access to scalable high-performance network services that give them room to grow while still being flexible enough to conform to their specific needs. Comcast Business will provide our 213 confirmed members at more than 115 companies with the connectivity they need to continue doing what they do best – innovating."

As part of this arrangement, all 1776 members will have access to Comcast's next-generation network services via both Business Class Internet and an Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection that can easily scale up to 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) of speed. Members will also be able to purchase Business TV from Comcast, along with Business VoiceEdge and Business Class Voice services, which are all backed by 24/7 customer support and a dedicated local account team.

"Part of what makes us such a great fit for fast-growing organizations is that we're able to quickly accommodate their needs, whether that means turning up service capacity as they experience growth, or providing local support whenever it's needed," said Peter Marsh, regional vice president for Comcast Business. "Uptime and network reliability are essential for businesses – especially those on the cutting edge of innovation like the members of 1776 – and providing them with the connectivity they need to help keep their industries moving forward is critically important to us."

About 17761776 is a platform to reinvent America by connecting the hottest startups from around the world with the assets of the most powerful city on Earth. In the heart of Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the White House, 1776 is where startups tackling major national challenges in education, energy, health care, government, and all other highly regulated industries can engage to build the future of our economy. For more information, visit http://1776dc.com/.

About Comcast BusinessComcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.

The Comcast Business Ethernet suite offers high-performance point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet services with the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Comcast Ethernet services are significantly faster than standard T1 lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US markets.

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