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The Benefits of the Comcast/AWS Partnership

The Benefits of the Comcast/AWS Partnership

While consumers across the United States have a choice of a broadband vendor, here in the Chicago marketplace, there is no choice. Comcast is the only broadband carrier available. There are, of course, those consumers who love them and others who just don’t like Comcast at all.

The praise and criticism ranges all the way from superior services to poor customer service to unfair monopolistic practices.

Even so, no matter how the company is viewed, Comcast is always looking for the newest ways in which to expand its product and service offerings. Just recently, it was announced that they intend to form a loose partnership with the Amazon Web Services (also known as ‘AWS’). This partnership will give potential new customers network connectivity to over one million ethernet-enabled buildings.

The specific target market for this is the enterprise level business. Those entities that sign up for AWS services will also receive up to 10Gbps of dedicated Ethernet services. It is anticipated that large scale medical practices and financial institutions will primarily benefit from this partnership.

Customers will also gain access to other AWS based services, such as the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Solution (Amazon S3), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Through this partnership, Comcast is hoping to also expand its data center offerings as well as to large sized business.

This will give Comcast the ability to leverage itself against such competitors as AT&T, Level 3 Communications, and Zayo. The cloud is also becoming very important to broadband customers, especially the ability to “Configure Your Own Cloud.” This simply means that, after you sign up for services through the Comcast/AWS partnership, you can get cloud based features a la carte.

All of this is good news to the business division of Comcast, which has generated over $1.3 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Valerie Stephen