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Comcast Receives New Commercial Ethernet Gateway Contract From DISA

CEG Region 6 contract

Comcast Receives New Commercial Ethernet Gateway Contract From DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Comcast Business’ government services a contract to support an effort to improve network performance and reduce overall telecommunications costs.

Under the potential 10-year, $76 million contract, Comcast will replace legacy circuits across the country.

Specifically, the contract supports DISA’s Commercial Ethernet Gateway Region 6, Comcast said Wednesday.

The agency is responsible for providing and operating information-sharing capabilities, command and control solutions and a global enterprise infrastructure in support of the more than 40 military services, combatant commands and support organizations of the Department of Defense around the world.

DISA is currently implementing the multi-phase CEG initiative to replace 17,000 point-to-point public switched telephone circuits with Ethernet-based services across the continental U.S.

The recent contract covers sites in 11 states, namely Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

According to the company, the government services business will provide the Ethernet Virtual Private Line service to DISA to establish commercial Ethernet gateways.

The services will deliver a “flexible” Ethernet solution expected to meet the needs of the agency, Comcast said.

The EVPL service was designed to enhance a network’s application performance using a point-to-multipoint network architecture between multiple locations.

In a statement, Comcast Government Sales Vice President Ken Folderauer said the company is committed to advancing the DOD’s vision of connecting and protecting soldiers in cyberspace through the CEG program.

Folderauer, a member of the Potomac Officers Club, noted that the recent contract marks the fifth time that the company signed a CEG regional agreement.

Comcast’s CEG contracts now amount to $343 million, supporting 35 states across the nation.

The company won the CEG Regions 4 and 5 contracts earlier this month, the Region 3 deal in June and the Region 1 agreement in the first quarter of 2020.

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