Comcast to launch internet of things network in DC, 11 other cities

Washington, D.C., is one of 12 cities where Comcast Corp. is launching a wireless network to handle data coming from smart utilities, hospital patient monitoring and other internet-connected devices that businesses deploy.

The Philadelphia-based cable giant (NASDAQ: CMCSA) plans to have established the internet of things network, known as “machineQ,” by summer 2018. Other cities that are part of the launch are Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

Internet of things, or IoT, technologies are a hot field thanks to a generation of capable and affordable sensors and wireless internet connectivity in cities and on corporate campuses.

Having a network available for IoT technologies is hoped to spark interest from corporate or municipal users and from startups building new technologies, Comcast said.

“Companies now can build for the future knowing our network is going to be here for the long term,” said…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2021 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up