“In the past two years, the City of Franklin saw 4,300 new jobs and we expect this growth to continue, especially in the McEwen-Carothers intersection area with its expanding corporate campuses,” said Dr. Ken Moore, Mayor of Franklin, Tenn. “We appreciate Comcast’s investment in our City and in creating an environment that is Internet ready for businesses in the area.”Data Center Connectivity & Businesses Moving to the Cloud The availability of network infrastructure in Williamson County is also creating growth opportunities for local data centers and enabling businesses to utilize more hosted and cloud services. A national data center and cloud solutions provider, Peak 10, operates three data centers in Williamson County that have fiber-based Ethernet connections to Comcast’s network and offer mid-market businesses a variety of cloud computing, data center, and other managed IT services. “In the last 18 months we’ve seen many small and medium-sized businesses move away from having servers and storage in their offices to outsourcing their IT infrastructure. Quite simply, the cloud and IT infrastructure-as-a-service need a reliable, high-performance network, so Comcast’s Ethernet services are critical for our customers to connect to our data centers,” said David Smith, vice president and general manager of Peak 10. “We have had a successful partnership with Comcast Business over the past few years and their cost-effective, quick-turnaround Ethernet connectivity solutions have been attractive to our customers and helped us grow our own business.” About Comcast Business Comcast 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.