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Raising the Bar on Connectivity: A Gig-speed Case Study

June 14, 2019

Comcast Business customer Shields Health Care Group shares how upgrading their network positively impacted its 30 locations and the difference its made in operational efficiency.


The benefits of Gig-speed and greater capacity are clear. Massive upload and download speeds when compared to 12 and 24 Mbps speeds; the ability to connect hundreds of devices to your network and not experience any degrading of speed and performance; easy, simplified connectivity; improved application hosting; greater failover and redundancy—all geared to scale with your company and network needs.

Our expert panelists explore how the addition of 1 Gbps ENS circuits and several 100 Mbps circuits to the Shields Health Care Group’s network improved operations in nearly every phase for the company’s 30 locations.

The discussion covers:

  • Shields Healthcare Group’s increased need for band width due to emergent technologies
  • A cutover process that included staggered installation, circuit testing and completion ahead of schedule
  • A range of benefits, such as reduced latency, increased payload, and greater network flexibility; unexpected network configuration opportunities; long term cost reduction; and a strong strategic partnership.

Our panelists include:

  • Charles Spurr, CIO at Shields Health Care Group.
  • Susan Campbell, Senior Director—Product Management, Ethernet and Transport, Comcast Business.

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