Comcast has announced a new service that lets customers who are using the internet as a business get broadband service from Comcast’s own fiber optic network.
The new service is called Comcast’s Fiber Optic Business Network, and it’s available to businesses who are “commercially-oriented” like restaurants, hospitals, universities, and many other businesses.
The service is free for the first 30 days of availability, and will cost $70 per month.
Comcast also is offering a $10 credit to customers who sign up for the service and make monthly payments.
The company is calling the new service “Comcast’s fiber-to-the-home offering,” and it also is selling its own fiber-optic network for $80 per month that will be available in some areas for $1,150 per month, according to a press release.
The announcement came just two days after Comcast announced plans to start offering fiber-network services for homes and businesses.
In addition to offering the new Comcast service, Comcast also said it would be adding fiber-based internet service to the homes of its other customers.
The $70/month rate will come with some limits, though it will still be available to anyone who signs up for Comcast’s broadband service.
The company will also be adding a 10-megabit-per-second connection to the new broadband offering for $5 a month, Comcast said.