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Survey: High-speed networks and services a top priority for tenants

September 26, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corporation has announced the results of its 2011 State of Communications Services in Commercial Real Estate Survey, according to a press release.

The company polled nearly 500 U.S. commercial real estate building owners and property managers, all of whom are members of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the release stated.

According to the release, respondents confirmed that access to advanced communications services has surpassed on-site gyms, cafeterias and other building amenities as a top priority for tenants when choosing office locations.

Ninety percent of respondents said that access to advanced communications ranked top on the list only after price, parking and location, the release noted.

"Access to advanced communications for tenants is a key factor when selecting a space for their business," said Linda Warda, property manager at Farbman Group.

"When we equipped our buildings with advanced communications, it generated a lot of excitement among our tenants. Our tenants needed a highly-reliable, all-in-one solution that would allow them to quickly and easily receive Internet, phone and cable television services — without reaching out to different providers," Warda added.

Click here to read the complete release.