“Our network not only supports our physicians and the treatment they provide directly to patients, but also the behind-the-scenes work necessary to ensure continuous business operations,” said Ben Harkness, information technology director for Utah Cancer Specialists. “And we not only reduced our monthly costs, but the significant increase in bandwidth also eliminated the daily IT headaches of trying to manage around the limited speeds of our legacy T1 connections so we can focus on new technology initiatives to improve the quality of care and provide the best experience possible for our patients.”UCS currently uses a Comcast Ethernet Network Service to connect multiple locations, including a 200 Mbps connection at their administrative office, 70 Mbps connections at each of their cancer centers and 15 Mbps connections at each clinic. UCS also has a Comcast Business Internet line at their administrative office for Internet access. “We’ve worked with a number of healthcare organizations like UCS where the network is supporting their overall digital healthcare initiatives and mission to improve patient care by streamlining operations, improving reliability and providing access to rapidly-evolving technologies that can aid in treatment,” said Paul Merritt, director, Comcast Business. “Our Ethernet services are ideal for supporting the diverse ecosystem of healthcare locations – from hospitals and clinics to offices, data centers and even a physician’s home – so there is consistent, reliable access to technology to improve patient care while providing the flexibility and scalability to grow with the organization as needs change.” About Utah Cancer Specialists Utah Cancer Specialists is Utah’s largest community-based oncology practice, offering diverse expertise in oncology and hematology. UCS is committed to helping patients deal with both physical and emotional stress caused by their condition as well as to provide the resources necessary to help each patient and those who care for them to understand their diagnosis and make informed decisions about treatment options. Utah Cancer Specialists is located at twelve locations along the Wasatch Front.
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. For more information, call 866-429-3085 or visit http://business.comcast.com/enterprise. Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social. About Comcast Cable Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to businesses and residential customers. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.