Above Photo: City of Modesto Mayor Ted Brandvold speaking at the virtual press conference announcing Comcast’s investment in Modesto.
In a virtual press conference today, Comcast announced that is investing $15 million to enhance and expand its internet infrastructure in Modesto. The network expansion project will deliver up to 10-Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) Ethernet speeds, increased capacity and reliability to an estimated 2,000 businesses throughout downtown and central Modesto.
Upon completion, Modesto businesses will have access to a comprehensive portfolio of multi-Gigabit Ethernet options that will help meet the day-to-day demands of organizations requiring large amounts of bandwidth, looking to link multiple sites or branch locations or planning to connect their offices to a third-party data center.
“The Modesto area is one of the fastest-growing markets in California and we are excited to bring our state-of-the-art products and services to more businesses in the area,” said Kristeen Cominiello, Vice President of Comcast Business in California. “Comcast’s investment will put Modesto on the leading edge of internet connectivity with an advanced fiber-rich network capable of delivering ultra-fast speeds, solid reliability and next-generation capacity.”
“In today’s highly virtual economy, broadband is now an even more critical tool for success,” said Ted Brandvold, Mayor of Modesto. “We are proud to support efforts to enhance Modesto’s network infrastructure, and we appreciate local partners such as Comcast who are working with us to ensure Modesto businesses have access to breakthrough technologies fueling growth, attracting businesses, creating jobs and propelling our economy forward.”
“Comcast’s technology investment in Stanislaus County will strengthen the business community and create new opportunities by supporting workforce development and quality of life,” said Trish Christensen, President and CEO of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.
“Modesto is a growing hub for Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs. According to a study from Stanford University, in the past ten years, Hispanic business owners grew 34%, compared to 1% for all business owners across the nation. Comcast’s investment shows a great commitment to the economic strength of this great city and our Hispanic business community,” said Johnny Garcia, Board Chair of the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
For over three decades, Comcast has been the leading provider of voice, video, high-speed data and home security of the Modesto community, furthering Modesto’s economic growth and quality of life through region-wide services.
On October 23rd Comcast will partner with the Modesto Chamber of Commerce to host a virtual panel titled Connecting Modesto to a High-Tech Future. During the panel conversation hosted on WebEx industry leaders will discuss how access to breakthrough technology can fuel growth, attract investors and create job to propel Modesto’s economy forward.
The panel will be moderated by Patty Guerra, editor at the Modesto Bee and the panelists include the Kristee Cominiello, Vice President of Comcast Business; Jaylen French, Director of Community & Economic Development for the City of Modesto and David Darmstandler, CEO & Co-Founder for Datapath.
Every attendee will be offered a $25 GrubHub coupon to facilitate a virtual “lunch and learn” experience. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can register here.