Thursday, May 21, 2015

Comcast Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps Symmetrical Service Launching in Multiple Cites This Summer

Comcast is rolling out its “Gigabit Pro” symmetrical 2-Gbps Internet access service to nearly one million Colorado homes starting in the summer of 2015.

Gigabit Pro also is being added in Oregon and Southwest Washington, Houston and other marktes as well.

Comcast earlier had annouced Gigabit Pro rollouts in Atlanta, cities in California, Chattanooga, Chicago, cities in Florida and Nashville and will roll out to more cities throughout the year, with the objective of making 2-Gbps service available to perhaps 85 percent of all Comcast-served locations.

In addition, Comcast is launching Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps Internet speed tier for Colorado customers with immediate availability.

The new Gigabit Pro service will be enabled by an overlay “fiber to home” network, while the 1-Gbps service will be supported on Comcast’s hybrid fiber coax network.

Comcast is currently testing DOCSIS 3.1, its solution for 1 Gbps, and plans a national introduction in early 2016.

When fully deployed, DOCSIS 3.1 will mean almost every customer in Comcast’s national footprint will be able to receive gigabit speeds over the existing HFC network.

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