Homes and businesses to benefit from 1.2 gigabit speed technology
(Augusta, GA): Dec. 8, 2021 – Comcast announced today the completion of a multi-million-dollar upgrade that brings three new tiers of internet services to homes and businesses in Augusta. Beginning immediately, all customers can take advantage of advanced Wi-Fi technology capable of delivering internet speeds of up to 1.2 gigabit per second to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in homes and businesses. The upgrade is part of a local rollout that began in July 2021.
The new internet service options are Superfast (600 Mbps), Ultrafast (900 Mbps) and Gigabit (1.2 Gbps). They are among the fastest and most widely available in the area and include on-the-go access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network.
With a gigabit connection, customers can:
- Download a 2-hour HD movie in 25 seconds
- Download a 45-minute HD TV show in 5 seconds
- Download a 4-minute song in 0.03 seconds
- Download a 9-hour audiobook in 1 second
- Download a 500 MB project in about 4 seconds
“We are thrilled to complete our rollout of gigabit speeds to the entire Augusta community,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President. “As more people work remotely and engage in distant learning, super-fast internet speeds are more essential than ever.”
The new services come at a time when consumer demand for faster speeds across multiple devices is growing. According to The Xfinity Cyber Health Report, some users have dozens of devices in their home. Increased internet speeds support the growing number of smart home devices that are being added to home Wi-Fi networks today and in the future.
With Xfinity Internet, customers automatically receive access to 19 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the country, xFi Advanced Security and Xfinity Flex – a 4K streaming box with free access to Peacock Premium, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.
Businesses in Augusta will also have access to a full suite of Comcast Business internet, voice and video services, including Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes.