Comcast Business is expanding its advanced fiber network into the Valley Business Park off Valley Avenue in Pleasanton to provide manufacturing, biotech, educational and other businesses in the park with access to a comprehensive portfolio of advanced communications services.
The expansion, celebrated at a reception at the business park, gave city, civic and business leaders a look at the specifics of the network that will allow park tenants to improve productivity and connect from anywhere through the high-speed fiber network being installed. The system will provide Internet speeds up to 10 Gbps, which is critical for the site's data intensive businesses.
Located in the center of Pleasanton, Valley Business Park is a 60 acre business and light industrial park including professional offices and neighborhood commercial activities. Initially built as a manufacturing park 40 years ago, it now serves more than 200 businesses across a mix of industries ranging from manufacturing to biotech to education to consumer. Current Valley Business Park tenants include businesses such as Allied Ventures, Mazda Motor of America, Nichotech and Quest Consulting.
"With technology playing such a large part in how all industries conduct business these days, a diverse, high-capacity network infrastructure is one of the most, if not the most, critical factors in a company's decision to choose a new property location or expanding," said Jack O. Balch, property manager for Balch Enterprises, Inc.
"High-speed internet is the first thing prospective tenants ask us about when they're considering Valley Business Park," added Bryan Bowers, property manager for Hodnefield Properties, LLC. "By offering additional fiber-based data and voice services in the industrial park, we'll be better positioned to attract new companies who understand the importance of reliable network connectivity in today's business landscape as well as to provide more options for current tenants."
Mayor Jerry Thorne agreed.
"Uniquely positioned as one of the region's premier business parks, the Valley Business Park has been a significant contributor to Pleasanton's economy," Thorne those at the Comcast reception. "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.