Comcast Begins Rollout of Residential 2 Gig Service in Colorado
Comcast today announced it will roll out its new residential multi-gigabit broadband service to nearly one million Colorado homes starting this summer. Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical, 2 Gigabit-per-second service that will be delivered via a fiber-to-the-home solution and offered to customers throughout Comcast’s footprint in Colorado.
In addition, Comcast is launching Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps Internet speed tier for Colorado customers with immediate availability.
“Our passion for innovation has played a defining role in shaping the future of media and technology in Colorado, and we’re delighted to offer our customers new Internet tiers like the Extreme 250 and Gigabit Pro that will provide the fastest high-speed Internet to the most homes,” said Rich Jennings, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Mile High Region. “We are committed to making the Internet faster and smarter by leveraging our network and expertise to deliver advanced solutions, whether on Wi-Fi, or through a wired connection, that meet the future needs of our customers.”
Gigabit Pro will be available to homes within close proximity of Comcast’s fiber network and will require installation of professional-grade equipment. The company has fiber at the core of its network and, for the past decade, it has invested billions of dollars to extend that fiber deeper into neighborhoods and closer to homes. To date, Comcast has built out more than 145,000 route miles of fiber across its service area, including throughout Colorado, to serve residential communities with a fiber-to-the-home solution.
“Comcast’s continued commitment to broadband expansion and product innovation is critical to the future success of our families, neighborhoods and businesses,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Denver is experiencing tremendous growth, and access to advanced technologies at home and work will ensure the community is positioned to compete and succeed.”
Comcast has made significant investments in Colorado over the past several years, doubling the capacity of its network every 18 months. Additionally, the company has been delivering multi-gig (up to 10 Gbps) Ethernet service to businesses in Colorado since 2011.
Comcast is currently testing DOCSIS 3.1, a scalable, national, next generation 1 Gbps technology solution with plans to begin rolling it out in early 2016. When fully deployed, it will mean almost every customer in Comcast’s national footprint will be able to receive gigabit speeds over the existing network (a combination of both fiber and coax). For more information, please see http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/imagine-where-2-gigabit-speeds-will-take-you.
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.
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