1-Gigabit Speeds Now Available to Residents and Businesses
ATLANTA – May 11, 2020 – Comcast today announced plans to begin immediately offering 1-gigabit internet speeds to residents and businesses in its service footprint across Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson and Barrow Counties.
“Today’s announcement underscores our ongoing commitment to offer the fastest speeds to the most homes and businesses in Georgia,” said Comcast Regional SVP Jason Gumbs. “Customers can now enjoy lightning-fast internet speeds that will deliver a truly unparalleled online experience.”
Comcast will provide the ultra-fast internet service to the following cities and towns:
- Sugar Hill
Auburn (Gwinnett and Barrow Counties)
Comcast 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 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 service will complement multi-gigabit options Comcast already offers, 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.