Tuesday November 1, 2016 0 comments
DENVER -- Comcast today announced it will begin offering a residential gigabit Internet service to customers throughout Colorado in early 2017.
The company said it will deliver these super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring most people already have in their homes.
“Comcast understands that Internet speed is critical for customers who want to be able to do more, faster, with as many speed choices as possible,” said Rich Jennings, regional senior VP for Comcast Mountain West Region.
“Building upon all of the significant investments we have already made in our advanced network and our proven track record, soon early adopters in Colorado will be able to enjoy a new 1 gig Internet service that delivers new, ultra-fast speeds using our existing infrastructure.”
Comcast currently offers Gigabit Pro in Colorado, a 2 gigabit, fiber-based product that requires a professional installation and equipment, and is designed for the most advanced digital homes.
The company’s new 1 gig service will use existing communications lines that are already in most people’s homes, Comcast said. As a result, it has the potential to reach more homes even faster and allows for broad deployment across communities.
To activate the service, customers will need to install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds.
In the past 15 years, Comcast said it has increased Internet speeds 17 times. The company said it also nearly doubles the capacity of its network every 18 - 24 months.
“Faster, reliable broadband speed is critical to the growth of our high-tech jobs in Colorado,” said Andrea Young, Colorado Technology Association CEO.
“We thank Comcast for their ongoing involvement, innovation and investment in our community’s infrastructure which ensures our businesses and customers have the ability to compete in our global economy.”