Thursday, May 21, 2015

Comcast Brings Residential 2 Gig Service to Utah

Comcast will begin offering a residential, symmetrical, 2 Gigabit-per-second service throughout its service area in Utah starting this summer. The Comcast Gigabit Pro service will be delivered via a fiber-to-the-home solution for customers in close proximity to its fiber network.

In addition, Comcast is launching Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps Internet speed tier for Utah customers. This change begins to go into effect May 19 and will continue throughout the year.

Comcast noted that, to date, it has built out more than 145,000 route miles of fiber across its service area. The company said it is currently testing DOCSIS 3.1, a scalable, national, next generation 1 Gbps technology solution and plans to begin rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 in early 2016. When fully deployed, almost every customer in the company’s footprint in Utah and nationwide will be able to receive gigabit speeds over Comcast’s existing network (a combination of both fiber and coax).

Comcast has announced Gigabit Pro rollouts in Atlanta, California, Chattanooga, Chicago, Florida and Nashville and plans to roll out to more cities throughout the year.

“This is Comcast’s 15th speed increase in 13 years. We are excited to boost our existing speeds and most importantly introduce new Internet tiers like the Extreme 250 and Gigabit Pro that will allow our Utah customers to do more online, across multiple devices,” said Kyle McSlarrow, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast in Utah. “We will continue to look for opportunities to increase speeds to not only stay ahead of customer demand, but also to provide a wide range of options that meet a variety of customer needs. Comcast is committed to bring the fastest speeds to the most homes in Utah whether wired or on Wi-Fi.”

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