Comcast Business announced it has teamed up with the Miller Business Resource Center Business Incubator at Salt Lake Community College to better serve the small business ecosystem in Utah.

Through this collaboration, Business Incubator clients can benefit from Comcast’s reliable, scalable and high-performance Ethernet network at no cost to them, so they can focus on their business requirements, drive growth and remain at the forefront of innovation.

“High-speed, reliable internet is so vitally important to my business,” said Nicholas Suazo, president of Platinum Solar Commercial Solutions and a Business Incubator client. “As a startup and web-based company, this new service helps me get so much more done.”

Located on the Miller Campus of SLCC, the Business Incubator is a mentorship-driven program and physical facility assisting innovative and scalable startups. It’s home to 24 clients who utilize closed-door offices and dedicated cubicle space. There are also nearly 40 additional startups in a variety of fields – including application development, programming, digital marketing, sustainable manufacturing and more – using the Business Incubator’s many resources and open co-working space to conduct business operations.

“Our goal at the Business Incubator is to provide a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs and small business owners to find the assistance, support, training and workspace to get their business going,” said Beth Colosimo, executive director of the MBRC and Business Incubator. “By teaming with Comcast Business, we’re now able to offer our residents the benefits of a large business network infrastructure without the associated cost.”

In addition to a 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection, Comcast Business is providing Incubator clients with Business VoiceEdge™, an easy-to-use, cloud-based voice and unified communications solution, as well as Comcast Business TVservices. This relationship not only supports current residents and co-working tenants, but graduates as well. When Business Incubator alumni move into their own office space, Comcast Business can provide them with affordable high-speed internet services.

“Collaborating with innovative programs like the Business Incubator at Miller Campus is so rewarding because we’re able to play a part in developing the next wave of business leaders,” said Wolf Lewis, director of Comcast Business in Utah. “Startups have enough things to worry about every day; their network services shouldn’t be one of them. Our reliable network enables these companies to meet business demands now and in the future by scaling effectively as requirements change. Additionally, our high-performance Ethernet services provide the innovation they need to remain competitive in a very crowded startup scene.”