Comcast Business (NASDAQ: CMCSA) continues to expand the reach of its on-net fiber and the latest extension into Valley Business Park in Pleasanton, Calif., is another example of that trend.
Serving a mix of manufacturing, biotech, educational and other businesses, the new fiber network will provide the park with Internet speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
Businesses that reside in the park will be able to access Comcast's growing portfolio of Ethernet options, including Ethernet Dedicated Internet, Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line and Ethernet Network Services that provide Internet access, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connectivity at up to 10 Gbps. They will also be able to get access to Comcast Business VoiceEdge, a cloud-based voice and unified communications solution.
Extending fiber into the Valley Business Park makes sense for Comcast Business as nearly 150 businesses, including Diagnostic BioSystems, Good Guys Rod & Custom and Peridot Precision, could potentially sign up for the MSO's fiber and IP-based services.
Having the fiber being all on its own network vs. leasing facilities from another provider also means that Comcast Business can better control the quality of experience for any business that signs up for service.
This fiber connection could also make the Valley Business Park more attractive to other businesses that are considering locating their business in the area.
"Uniquely positioned as one of the region's premier business locations, Valley Business Park has been a significant contributor to Pleasanton's economy and by improving the network infrastructure available to existing and prospective tenants, it will be able to attract even more jobs and diverse industries to the area," said Jerry Thorne, mayor of Pleasanton, in a release.
Pleasanton may be the latest area where Comcast Business has expanded its fiber network, but it's not the only one. Earlier, it made similar network expansions in downtown Houston, Renton, Wash., and San Mateo, Calif.
- see the release
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