1-Gig Speeds Available to Residents and Businesses Later in 2017
HUNTSVILLE, AL – Feb. 14, 2017 – Comcast today announced plans to begin offering gigabit Internet service to residential and business customers in Huntsville later in 2017.
The company will deliver the super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes and offices. As a result, it has the potential to reach more customers even faster and allows for broad deployment across communities. To enjoy the service, all customers will need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds.
With a 1 gigabit connection, residential customers can:
- Download a 5 Gigabyte HD movie in 40 seconds;
- Download a 600 Megabyte TV episode in four seconds;
- Download a 150 Megabyte music album in two seconds; and
- Download a 15 Gigabyte video game in two minutes.
For business customers, the new 1 gig service will complement gigabit and multi-gigabit options Comcast already offers in Huntsville, including Comcast Business Ethernet, which the company has been expanding nationally since 2011. Those services can support speeds of 100 gigabits per second over fiber.
“We know that high-speed internet is the infrastructure of the future, and it is absolutely necessary for communities to remain competitive for economic development and attractive to people looking to move to Huntsville,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “We appreciate Comcast’s efforts to bring gigabit-speed Internet service to Huntsville, and look forward to the benefit that this technology will deliver to our residents and businesses.”
“This launch reflects Comcast’s ongoing commitment to offering the fastest speeds to the most homes and businesses in Huntsville,” said Comcast Regional SVP Doug Guthrie. “Soon, customers will leverage a new gigabit internet service that will deliver a truly unparalleled online experience.”
Comcast is currently selling DOCSIS 3.1 residential and business services in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and Detroit.