In November, Comcast announced it will start offering a residential gigabit internet service to customers throughout Colorado in early 2017. Comcast will deliver these super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes.
Rich Jennings, Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast Mountain West Region, explains that “Comcast understands that internet speed is critical for customers who want to be able to do more, faster, with as many speed choices as possible. Building upon all of the significant investments we have already made in our advanced network and our proven track record, soon early adopters in Colorado will be able to enjoy a new 1 Gig internet service that delivers new, ultra-fast speeds using our existing infrastructure.”
Comcast currently offers Gigabit Pro in Colorado, a 2 Gigabit, fiber-based product that requires a professional installation and equipment, and is designed for the most advanced digital homes. The company’s new 1 Gig service will use 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.