Comcast starts Gigabit internet trials in Atlanta

Comcast investmentBroadband major Comcast is starting trial of 1 Gigabit-per-second Internet service – on DOCSIS 3.1 technology — to business and individual customers in Atlanta.

Comcast is offering Gigabit internet service to both new and current customers in Atlanta. Selected customers will receive up to 1 Gigabit Internet speeds over the existing cable infrastructure in their homes during the trial.

“Our Atlanta customers will be among the first in the world to enjoy this new Gigabit technology, and we’re looking forward to learning more from these early adopters about how they take advantage of these ultra-fast speeds,” said Comcast Central Division President Bill Connors.

Broadband customers need Gigabit-capable devices to access DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Internet speed, said Comcast.

Comcast is offering Gigabit internet service for a promotional contract price of $70 per month for 36 months, or an everyday price of $139.95 with no contract.

Comcast plans to roll out Gigabit broadband service out at additional price points in other markets to gauge consumer interest in Gigabit speeds. Chicago, Detroit, and Miami are the other markets.

In 2015, Comcast launched its residential, fiber-based, multi-Gigabit service – Gigabit Pro – with symmetrical 2 Gbps speeds. Gigabit Pro is now available to 18 million homes.

Vina Krishnan
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