On the sidelines of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2022, the Philadelphia-based media company announced its plan to double the energy efficiency of its network by 2030, halve electricity for every terabyte of data consumed and implement 100% clean energy.
Charlie Hearn, Head of Technology, Products and Experience Organization at Comcast Cable, said:
We’re on our way to a greener internet.
Comcast is transforming a nationwide network into virtual cloud-based technologies that deliver faster broadband speeds, greater reliability, and improved energy efficiency.
The new platform features more centralized locations of headers, hubs, and data centers that are more efficient than previous technologies and require less hardware, less space, and less power per byte.
“The smart technologies that underpin our new network architecture are changing how data is delivered, delivering the industry’s best combination of speed, coverage, and control – all in a more sustainable way,” added Hearn.
We passed the (final) test!
In another world first, we have successfully tested the last necessary technology component to deliver multi-functional, symmetrical speeds supported by 10Gbps across our entire network by the end of 2023.
Find out what that means for customers: pic.twitter.com/umadKU2aB4
Comcast September 20 2022
With purchased electricity accounting for the majority of its emissions, Comcast is investing in clean, renewable energy to power its network and operations, as well as moving to newer, more energy-efficient technologies and facilities to deliver more data with less energy per byte.
Comcast has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2035 across all of its global operations.
To underscore the company’s commitment to the environment, Comcast has purchased and delivered renewable energy certificates to power SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2022 with 100% clean energy.
“Achieving our carbon-neutral goal will require our business to work harder and smarter, and this is true of the grid itself. We are proud to make grid energy efficiency a priority among our peers and suppliers, and to demonstrate the role our industry plays in creating a more sustainable future,” emphasized Herren.
For more information on Comcast’s environmental efforts, click here.