Comcast Business Gets $102 Mln Contract From Defense Information Systems Agency

By Stephen Nakrosis

Comcast Business on Wednesday said it received a contract to provide Ethernet services from the United States’ Defense Information Systems Agency.

The 10-year, $102.8 million contract will see Comcast provide Ethernet to enhance connectivity, improve network performance and manage overall telecommunications costs throughout the agency’s Defense Information Systems Network, the company said.

Comcast said it was selected after the agency reviews proposals from four other bidders.

Comcast said the agency is currently replacing 17,000 legacy, point-to-point public switched telephone network circuits with Ethernet-based services.

The Defense Information Systems Agency, part of the Department of Defense, provides global infrastructure for information sharing and communication.

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