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, cutting electricity per terabyte of data consumed in half and applying 100% clean power.
Charlie Herrin, president of the Technology, Product and Experience organization within Comcast Cable, stated:
We are on the path to a greener Internet.
Comcast has been working to transform a nationwide network to virtual cloud-based technologies that offer faster broadband speeds, greater reliability and improved energy efficiency.
The new platform features more centralized locations for headends, hubs, and data centers that are more efficient than previous technologies and require less hardware, less space, and less power per byte.
“The intelligent technologies that drive our new network architecture are transforming the way data is delivered, providing the industry’s best combination of speed, coverage and control, all in a more sustainable way,” added Herrin.
We passed the (final) test!
In another world first, we successfully tested the last technical component needed to deliver symmetric multi-gigabit speeds powered by 10G across our entire network by the end of 2023.
Learn what it means for customers: https://t.co/FVFWZSk1VJ pic.twitter.com/umadKU2aB4
— Comcast (@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 power 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 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 that applies to the network itself. We are proud to make grid energy efficiency a priority among our peers and suppliers, and to demonstrate the role our industry has in creating a more sustainable future,” said Herrin.
For more information on Comcast’s environmental efforts, click here.