Comcast Business has completed installation of a nearly $4 million fiber expansion in Fremont, Calif., which the company says allows businesses in 238 buildings to access gigabit speeds. The build reportedly included laying more than 18 miles of new fiber, and provides the ability for the service provider to offer Ethernet, internet, and voice solutions.
“We identified Fremont as a city with high-tech companies ready to grow but that lacked the internet capacity needed to launch critical applications, support business operations and attract new employees,” Ted Girdner, Comcast’s regional VP of business services for California, comments. “We rolled out our Ethernet solutions so Fremont businesses can put their focus where it needs to be – on delivering exemplary services to their current customers, and looking ahead to expansion and continued growth.”
Politicians tend to love to see fiber rollouts because of their wide-ranging potential to attract new enterprises in areas where they’re done, and this one wasn’t an exception.
“The expansion brings high-capacity network services to our many local companies that were in need of high-performance communications services,” Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison says. “This investment by Comcast will benefit our local businesses, their employees, and our overall economy by firmly placing Fremont on the map as a Bay Area technological hub.”
Comcast Business has made several network expansion announcements this year, including a huge one recently in its hometown of Philadelphia where it says it is putting more than $30 million into a major extension of its fiber-based network there. The concentrated expansion in Philly will deploy more than 50 miles of new fiber and encompass the city’s two largest business districts.
Services offered by Comcast Business include Ethernet private line and virtual private line, Ethernet network service, and Ethernet dedicated internet.