1776 Partners with Comcast to Revolutionize the DC Startup Community


WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 – 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 members 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 33,000 square feet of incubator space to startups 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 partnership, all 1776 Campus 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 andBusiness 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.”



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