Comcast invests in Vyatta, open source router maker

Vyatta, a San Mateo, Calif.-based company that makes open source router software and router hardware says it has raised $11 million in Series B funding with Comcast Interactive Capital leading the round of financing. Previous funders – JP Morgan Partners, ComVentures and ArrowPath Venture Partners also invested in this round.

The company has raised a total of $18.5 million so far. The investment indicates that cable carriers are getting serious about chasing the small and medium sized businesses, and competing with the telephone companies in more than just consumer markets. Our previous coverage of Vyatta.

Disclosure: Vyatta founder Allan Leinwand is a guest columnist for GigaOM.