Comcast Starts to Rollout Gigabit Broadband Using DOSCIS 3.1 in Chicago

Comcast this week started to rollout 1Gbps broadband service in Chicago metropolitan area.  The service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver these speeds over the company’s existing network infrastructure. Comcast said the new service will cost $139.95 plus taxes and fees per month.

In February 2016, Comcast unveiled plans to offer the service in Atlanta and Nashville in the first half of the year, with Chicago, Detroit and Miami to follow in the second half. In December 2015, Comcast announced it had successfully installed its first DOCSIS 3.1 modem in Philadelphia. '

In 2015, Comcast launched its residential, fiber-based, multi-Gigabit service - Gigabit Pro - with symmetrical 2 Gbps speeds. Gigabit Pro is now available to 18 million homes across the country and about 2.4 million homes in Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region, which includes Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

John Crowley, senior vice president
Comcast Greater Chicago Region  Our commitment to providing customers with a great experience is front and center with this announcement, and we’re proud that Comcast’s Chicago area customers will be among the first in the world to have access to this new Gigabit technology.

Fred Hoch, CEO, Illinois Technology Association
Comcast’s investments in our technology infrastructure have helped to advance and evolve our economy, and I applaud their commitment to the technology ecosystem. DOCSIS 3.1 is a significant step forward in Internet Technology.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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