America’s Expanding Cable Broadband Networks: The Pacific West

America’s Expanding Cable Broadband Networks: The Pacific West

As America targets efforts towards connecting every community to robust broadband – including the distribution of more than $40 billion in federal funds for building new networks – cable providers continue to do what they have always done: build out their networks to reach as many Americans as possible.

Here is a small sampling of broadband projects by cable ISPs underway as they prepare to deliver superfast internet speeds in communities across the Pacific West. Check out for other projects currently underway in the Midwest and Central U.S.


  • Comcast has started construction to connect Planada in rural Merced County. The $4.5 million investment will deliver broadband to local homes and businesses.
  • Charter completed a fiber network project in the River Oaks community in San Benito County, connecting more than 40 homes.
  • Mediacom completed a 34 mile fiber network expansion in California’s Kern River Valley. As a result, residents in Lake Isabella, Wofford Heights, and surrounding communities can now access Xtream 1 Gig service.


  • Comcast is bringing its fiber-rich broadband network to the rural Key Peninsula in Pierce County. The project will bring high-speed broadband to over 526 homes and businesses on the peninsula.


  • Charter has begun construction on a network expansion into rural parts of Clatsop and Columbia counties. The ISP plans to wire 330 miles across the two counties to serve 2,000 homes and small businesses.
  • Comcast has announced it will expand next-generation networks to 1,700 homes and businesses in Eagle Creek and Estacada, Oregon, this year to expand their network to reach more of the rural area.


  • GCI has been extending its networks across Alaska for years. Most notable is the AU-Aleutians Fiber Project, which is laying over 800 miles of subsea fiber to deliver gigabit services to the Aleutian Islands, America’s easternmost frontier.