Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) says it has invested more than $6 million to expand its fiber network to five new San Jose, CA, business parks. Designed for 10 Gbps of network capacity, Comcast's Ethernet network has been expanded to reach more than 1,600 San Jose businesses. Available business services include Ethernet, Internet, WiFi, TV and voice.
"With a population surpassing 1 million, San Jose is the 10th largest city in the country, the third largest in California, and the heart of Silicon Valley. It's a thriving technology hub, home to tech giants such as Apple, eBay, Cisco and PayPal," said Matthew Mahood, president and CEO of The Silicon Valley Organization. "Much like other large cities, San Jose is always looking for ways to attract new businesses while maintaining the best quality of life it can for all. Silicon Valley does business differently. In order to continue innovating, it must stay on the cutting edge of technology to compete effectively within the region, and Comcast Business helps position us as a leading high-tech city."
"The availability and reach of our high-performance Ethernet network is a tremendous business advantage for San Jose organizations," said David Brown, vice president of Comcast Business for California. "Companies of all sizes can meet their capacity needs now and prepare for future requirements as well, all while benefiting from our advanced telecommunications services. Not only does this help organizations meet customer needs and drive growth, but it helps boost the local economy as well."
Specific services offered include Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line, Ethernet Network Service and Ethernet Dedicated Internet.
In other Comcast Business news, the company announced a nearly $200,000 fiber network expansion to Northern Quest Resort & Casino and the surrounding area in Airway Heights, WA. The expansion will initially serve the Northern Quest complex, with additional facilities being added to the network through 2019. In addition to the hotel and casino, the Northern Quest development consists of 10 businesses offering dining, nightlife, entertainment, and meeting and event options.
Comcast Business is partnering with owners and developers to support additional new facilities, which will be built in the area over the next few years. Scheduled construction includes the addition of an RV resort, a movie and dinner theater, and a 216-unit, multi-family apartment complex, along with several other businesses yet to be announced.