During the week of April 17th, Elad Nafshi, Chief Network Officer of Comcast Corporation, visited California to help rollout the new Xfinity 10G network across our footprint.
The newly announced Xfinity 10G Network is a next-generation broadband network that continues to get smarter, faster, and more reliable and will also be offering a “storm-ready” device to keep customers connected when the power goes out. The 10G network will reach tens of millions of homes and businesses across the nation by the end of 2023 and 50 million homes and businesses by 2025.
The five city, three-day tour with Mr. Nafshi consisted of hosting a ground-breaking event in the city of Planada, a rural community in Merced County, California, where we announced our plans to invest $4.5 million to bring next-generation high-speed broadband to the residents and businesses, donated $75,000 to United Way of Merced and $25,000 to the San Joaquin Regional Broadband Consortium and surprised approximately 100 graduating 8th graders from Planada’s Cesar Chavez Middle School with free laptops.
Additionally, we hosted panel discussions with state and local elected, business and community partners in the cities of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, California that touched upon the latest Internet technology breakthroughs, opportunities and challenges to broadband deployment, the importance of public-private partnerships, advancing digital equity, and many others. Lastly, we hosted a headend tour in the city of Sacramento to CPUC Commissioners and representatives from Sacramento and Solano counties to educate and enthuse our key state and local stakeholders about the Xfinity 10G network, and to offer a meaningful, hands-on tour experience that will help booster partnerships and positive messaging moving forward.
Below is a recap video of the events that were hosted. Enjoy!