Comcast Begins Rollout of Residential 2 Gig Service in Utah
Comcast today announced it will roll out its new residential multi-gigabit broadband service to customers throughout Comcast’s service area in Utah starting this summer. Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical, 2 Gigabit-per-second service that will be delivered via a fiber-to-the-home solution.
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.
“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.”
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 Utah, to serve residential communities with a fiber to the home solution.
“In Utah, our vision is to lead the nation as the best performing economy and to be recognized as a premiere global business destination,” said Governor Gary R. Herbert. “To make that vision a reality, Utahns and Utah businesses have to be connected. Today’s announcement is a continuation of Comcast’s significant investment in our state and to our technology-driven culture.”
Comcast has made significant investments in Utah over the 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 Utah since 2011.
Comcast 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.
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