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published on April 20, 2021 - 11:17 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Two major telecom companies are bringing faster internet speeds to the Fresno area this week.

Verizon plans to launch 5G Ultra Wideband service in Fresno on Thursday, bringing to a total of 71 cities Verizon serves with what it calls “blazing-fast” mobility that allows “customers to engage in activities like downloading and streaming movies and TV shows in seconds,” according to a news release.

“We have a very aggressive network build program, fueled by continued expansion of 5G Ultra Wideband using our entire portfolio of spectrum, the strongest in the industry” said Ronan Dunne, CEO, Verizon Consumer Group. “Our spectrum position combined with our leading network means Verizon is well positioned to deliver the best possible 5G experience to customers — that’s 5G built right.”

Comcast also this week said it will increase the fastest Xfinity internet tiers it offers in California with speeds faster than one gigabit per second. Performance Starter customers in California will also see their download speed increase from 25 to 50 megabits per second at no additional cost.

“We recognize that Comcast plays an important role in helping our customers stay connected, so we are constantly advancing our Internet product with new innovation,” said John Gauder, regional regional vice president for Comcast in California. “Our state-of-the-art gateways with WiFi 6 technology, wall-to-wall WiFi coverage, personalized tools and controls and advanced cybersecurity, are all helping to make our customers’ connectivity experience better than it has ever been.”

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