Comcast Announces Gigabit Internet Service Coming to California

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LIVERMORE, CA — Comcast announced it will start offering a residential 1 gigabit Internet service to customers in select cities within its California footprint in early 2017. The company will deliver these super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes.

“The introduction of a new 1 Gig service in California is yet another reflection of our commitment to deliver the fastest speeds to the most homes,” said Hank Fore, regional senior vice president of Comcast Cable’s California Region. "We continue to bring the latest in technology to customers and soon, these new, ultra-fast speeds will be available to early adopters without our having to tear up streets or rewire a customer’s home.”

Comcast currently offers Gigabit Pro in California, 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 the 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 to 24 months.

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