Comcast announced today it is launching a new internet service that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential customers throughout the state of Colorado. These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available in the region and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 17 million hotspots. Combined with the company’s recently launched Xfinity xFi platform, a new and personalized home Wi-Fi experience, Comcast is giving Colorado customers the fastest speeds, the best coverage, and ultimate Wi-Fi control in their homes.
“We want to ensure residents throughout Colorado have the ability to connect with each other and their communities and share information and entertainment in the most convenient way possible,” said Rich Jennings, Comcast Senior Vice President of the Mountain West Region. “Our 1 Gig service will provide the fastest speed to the most homes – over existing wiring that most people already have in their homes.”
Earlier this month, Comcast launched Xfinity xFi, a platform that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls, and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime. Outside the home, most Xfinity Internet customers also have complimentary access to nearly 17 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.
“The availability of 1 Gig service to homes throughout Colorado is critical to our continued economic prosperity and growth,” said Andrea Young, President and CEO of the Colorado Technology Association “Comcast continues to be a leader in technology innovation that fosters connections and strengthens our community.”
The company’s new 1 Gigabit internet 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 need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds.
The everyday price for 1 Gigabit service in Colorado is $159.95, without a contract. The company will test a $109.99 per month promotional price in a few markets around the state. Additional prices and promotions may be tested in the future.
New and current customers throughout Colorado can visit Xfinity.com/gig to learn about the new service and request additional information.