Comcast says it will upgrade HMB’s cable

By on Thu, December 28, 2006

Comcast will spend $80 million to upgrade its system in eight Bay Area communities, including Half Moon Bay,  reports the Chronicle. In the next 18 months, Comcast will be working with local officials and customers as it prepares to lay 2,200 miles of fiber optic cable.

The upgrade will give some Coastsiders access to video-on-demand and Internet telephone service that are already available in rest of the Bay Area.  The Chron suggests and Comcast denies that the upgrade was prompted by plans by AT&T (formerly SBC, formerly Pac Bell, formerly AT&T) to upgrade its Bay Area networks.