Press Release

Comcast Business today announced that it has completed a $300,000 fiber optic network expansion project in Sanger, California, a city of about 24,000 in Fresno County. Comcast’s high-performance network now is delivering up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of Ethernet capacity to businesses located at Kings River Tech Park, providing companies with a competitive edge and the ability to attract new employees, while supporting economic development in the area. Known as the nation’s Christmas tree city, Sanger is at the heart of one of the richest and most diversified agricultural regions in the world. With this new infrastructure, the improvements will attract more high-tech manufacturing jobs into the area.

For businesses to get off the ground and succeed, a robust network is paramount. Along with the investment from Comcast Business, the city of Sanger contributed an additional $90,000 to build out three miles of new fiber optic cable to support the needs of its local businesses. This range of network-based services provides organizations with the tools to prosper in today’s global economic landscape.

Select enterprises and small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have access to a comprehensive portfolio of Ethernet options from Comcast Business, including Ethernet Dedicated Internet, Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line and Ethernet Network Services. Companies are also deploying Comcast Business VoiceEdge™, a cloud-based voice and unified communications solution designed to help customers run a fast, efficient business. With this service, businesses are connected with HD-quality voice service and innovative features like a mobile app, telephony toolbar and “be anywhere” call forwarding.

“Sanger’s city leadership recognizes that a robust network infrastructure is key to remaining competitive, attracting businesses, supporting residents and fueling economic growth overall,” said Frank Gonzalez, Mayor of Sanger. “Our collaboration with Comcast Business on the Kings River Tech Park project will benefit the city of Sanger in numerous important ways, today and into the future.”

“Exurbs like Sanger are growing across the country and it’s imperative they have the high-performance network solutions to drive economic development similar to large metropolitan regions,” said David Brown, regional vice president of Comcast Business for California. “Working alongside Sanger has been seamless and we take great pride in seeing how these businesses are leveraging advanced network services. Our investment in cities like Sanger illustrates Comcast’s dedication to providing the network that enables businesses everywhere to thrive.”