1-Gig Speeds Available to Residents and Businesses in 2017
Chattanooga, TN – Feb. 20, 2017 – Comcast today announced plans to begin offering gigabit Internet service to residential and business customers in Chattanooga this year.
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.
“We appreciate Comcast choosing our city as an early-adopter for DOCSIS technology that will serve our residents and businesses,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. “Their decision to invest in Chattanooga is a testament to our reputation as leaders in the next-generation economy.”
“Over the last two years in Chattanooga, Comcast has deployed an advanced 10 gigabit network to businesses, launched a 2 gigabit residential internet service, and added to our over 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the marketplace,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional SVP at Comcast. “Today’s announcement delivers a 1 gigabit Internet service to Chattanooga’s residential and business community using some of the latest, most advanced technology available.”
Comcast is currently selling DOCSIS 3.1 residential and business services in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and Detroit.