Super-Fast 1 Gig Service Available in Early 2017 Using the Network Connections Already in Most Customers’ Homes
Knoxville, Tenn. – November 1, 2016 – Comcast today announced it will start offering a residential gigabit Internet service to local customers in Knoxville in early 2017. The company will deliver these super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes.
“The introduction of our 1-gigabit Internet service reflects Comcast’s ongoing commitment to deliver the fastest speeds to the most homes in Knoxville,” said Comcast Regional SVP Doug Guthrie. “Soon, early adopters in Knoxville will enjoy a new gigabit service that delivers some of the fastest speeds available, which will be a major game changer for our customers.”
The company’s new service will use the existing communications lines that are already in most people’s homes. As a result, it has the potential to reach more homes 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.
In the past 15 years, Comcast has increased Internet speeds 17 times. The company also nearly doubles the capacity of its network every 18-24 months.
Comcast has made nearly $120 million per year of capital investments in Tennessee over the last 20 years.