1-Gigabit Speeds Available Soon to Residents and Businesses
Little Rock, AR – Oct. 10, 2017 – Comcast today announced the planned launch of gigabit Internet service to residential and business customers in Little Rock by the end of October 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, customers can install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds.
With a 1-gigabit connection, 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’s continued technology investment in Little Rock,” said the city’s Mayor, Mark Stodola. “As Little Rock continues to enjoy steady growth, it’s critical that we can offer some of the most advanced technology available in the marketplace to attract new residents and businesses.”
“Between our launch of up to 100-gigabit speeds to Little Rock’s business community last year, and today’s announcement, our strong investment here continues,” said Comcast Regional SVP Doug Guthrie.
In November 2016, Comcast Business announced it had completed a multi-million dollar fiber optic network that spans greater Little Rock, capable of delivering up to 100-gigabit speeds to local businesses. The fiber-based Ethernet service provides businesses, schools, hospitals and government organizations with highly scalable and ultra-fast Internet connectivity and cloud-based voice solutions.